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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Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

WATCH I visit @WWMT-TV to discuss payroll-tax cut extension and job-creating #KeystoneXL http://t.co/6B8Dbnzz

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

“What are your ideas to fix Medicare to ensure it is stable for current and future retirees?” http://t.co/5HsHlYDI

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Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Deeply troubling that the Fed drafts such impt rules impacting our economy behind closed doors. @WSJ: http://t.co/A289L4MD

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Thanks to @RepGosar for introducing me during Capitol Hill event on clean energy; good comments by him on public lands, renewables

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

Great new for Texas: Comptroller's office reports TX has recouped its Great Recession job losses: http://t.co/bkSUvwPX

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

My post on @NRO: "If we allow gov. to gain ground today, we will be yielding many more liberties tomorrow." Read it here:...

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Join Rep. Barletta & @SenJohnYudichak for a community seminar this Thursday on Gang Awareness. http://t.co/cRW51DBi #NEPA #PA11

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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Missing out? Sign up for Dean’s email updates here http://t.co/3Ml6DVnW and never miss out on what’s happening with the campaign

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Senator Mike Johanns (R) @Mike_Johanns

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Sen. Johanns tallks to students at Pius X http://t.co/zLhQWjT5

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Have you visited the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus website yet? http://t.co/Ij8j3C0c

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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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