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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Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

WashPo: "The real game the W.H. was playing was dodgeball: evading anything resembling a serious budget proposal." http://t.co/AjlkwW0z

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

RT @SpeakerBoehner PANNED: President Obama’s tax, spend & borrow budget is #bad4jobs http://t.co/I5cgBadJ

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

ObamaCare empowered HHS to institute at will a rule violating freedom of religion: http://t.co/5QGf8TX4

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

RT @GOPoversight Meet Claire Waites -28 yr teacher, duped into giving 2 #union "childrens fund" that funds politics VID http://t.co/OXI3Cjwf

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

ICYMI: In my e-newsletter yesterday, I discuss recent votes in Congress: http://t.co/USR4vc7j #TX24

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

Texas again in nation's top state for exports: http://t.co/TZ0rrb6M via @DBJInsights

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

More spending, more debt, no change: http://t.co/sJtp5kqV #budget

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

Jim Cramer on MSNBC says ObamaCare is hampering job creation & sending jobs overseas: http://t.co/XmaRD8G5

Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

Thanks for having me @AActionNetwork & @AmericanXRoads to speak about how Washington’s overreaches hurt #jobs

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

The staggering debt burden acknowledged - and sustained - by #POTUS budget. #tcot #gop #2futures http://t.co/Cep5m1m7

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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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