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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Scott Tipton (R) @RepTipton

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/hpwlj4nA FOX News Online Power Play with Rep. Scott Tipton

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

RT @WSUGOVREL: Feb 8: Great meeting with Rep. Huelskamp today with the Engineering Deans in Kansas.

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Great to see so many supporters-inc some from OH-at today's Habitat for Humanity Legislative Conf here in DC http://t.co/E5dAPheO

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

(2/3) tramples our First Amendment religious freedoms, and because it demonstrates the dangers of an all-powerful big government.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

(1/3) The Obama administration’s recent decision to force religious institutions to violate their own beliefs is shocking—because it

David Rivera (R) @RepRivera

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I will be presiding over the House of Representatives tonight. Tune in to C-Span at 5:00 pm or watch online at http://t.co/H7uvAnAX

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

RT @PoliticsNation: Great show coming up tonight! @CongHuelskamp and @janschakowsky on whether religious institutions should cover employees' contraception

Todd Akin (R) @ToddAkin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Todd keeping track of our troops safety from the Armed Services committee: http://t.co/DFQA5ltq #MOSen #tcot

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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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