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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Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Some of you have reported hearing a ridiculous radio ad in the Grand Rapids area from the so-called Taxpayers for... http://t.co/yzabXA5z

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JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

At US Agency for International Development (USAID) honoring the University f Nebraska's excellent Water for Food Institute

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
$4.6 million to a vital South Florida port. S. Fla Ports are economic engines & continue to be major concern for me http://t.co/OXQq1HTq

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JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

At US Agency for International Development (USAID) honoring the University of Nebraska's excellent Water for Food Institute

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Fight public corruption in cities like Chicago http://t.co/QDUi7pXE: keep honest services in Stock Act!! http://t.co/ptzLfiE6

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Just concluded a great debate in @housenatresources and SRS. PILT, and forest health. We have to get people back into work in AZ's forests.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

VIDEO: Buchanan questions Treasury Sec. Geithner http://t.co/LipqwtsS #Ways&Means

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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

Told Secretary Panetta that carrier homeporting decision shouldn't be based purely on budgets.http://tiny.cc/g9811 http://t.co/w5vqrQ3i

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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

ABLE Act co-sponsors grow to 123! Cap. Hill expert panel outlines tax-free savings accounts for the disabled. http://t.co/LXBiVHge

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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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