Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The national debt just surpassed the $15 trillion mark... We must pass a balanced budget amendment.

Dan Burton (R) @RepDanBurton

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congressman Burton receives the Society of Gyneologic Oncology National Public Policy Award - http://t.co/6VyJKRAc

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Congressional Facebook Developers Hackathon at the U.S. http://t.co/HRN02904

Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

INFOGRAPHIC: http://t.co/DfhZREZt The national debt just passed $15,000,000,000,000. It’s time to #BalanceTheBudget

Rep Rodney Alexander (R) @USRepAlexander

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Support locally-owned stores by participating in #SmallBusinessSaturday. Check off Christmas list & streghten hometown http://t.co/c1CjgrO8

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

With new Chief Naval Officer Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert http://t.co/9TNigzCv #il @usnavy

Rep. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

@thehill: IRS warned healthcare law could leave millions without insurance http://t.co/v4H1WcUS

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

My interview with CNN on deficit reduction:... http://t.co/bTgThWFN

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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