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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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Sen. McConnell will talk with Chuck Mraz of Morehead State Public Radio today about the economy and jobs. #MSRP #WMKY http://t.co/FHfStjvQ

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Sen. McConnell will talk with Chuck Mraz of Morehead State Public Radio today about the economy and jobs. #MSPR #WMKY http://t.co/FHfStjvQ

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The administration’s economic policies have failed, and according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget... http://t.co/pCvgx4bS

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The administration’s economic policies have failed, and according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget... http://t.co/pzc0arZF

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

This afternoon,Rep. Barletta joined the T&I Cmte 2 introduce a new job creating transportation bill. #PA11 #NEPA #4jobs http://t.co/7NPxfyXe

Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Last week we asked for 100 Likes on FB for “No Budget, No Pay” -- thanks to you we received more than 550! http://t.co/CsPetamR

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

“This report is a very clear economic alarm. ... It's time to stop pressing the snooze button." http://t.co/ser7R6JV

Rep. Tom Marino (R) @RepTomMarino

@GBTVChanging business as usual in Washington: Read my press release and download the bill. http://t.co/VXmpkP9T

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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.

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