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. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

I am happy to see that next week the Senate will be moving the Land Exchange jobs bill forward in a full committee hearing

Jim Renacci (R) @RepJimRenacci

Headed to a Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 3461, the Financial... http://t.co/qQoYovVd

Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

CBO Director says w/ economic outlook, unemployment remains high until at least 2015.

Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

CBO Director says w/ economic outlook, unemployment remains high until at least 2015.

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

VIDEO: "We have a fundamental difference on economy - GOP supports 'Keystone Economy;' Obama wants '#Solynda Economy.' http://t.co/0etbGW3O

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in Washington today! I was proud to host several teen Girl Scouts in my... http://t.co/jjOehJi4

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

I was pleased to host several teen #Girl Scouts in my office last year- @CarolineTydings, tweeting for @girlscouts today, is one of them!

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

Great news for E WA rural areas! Today, I introduced a bipartisan bill w/ @RepThompson to protect rural health care: ttp://goo.gl/FGcjU

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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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