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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Chuck Fleischmann (R) @RepChuck

2day was a busy & productive. Hamilton Co Farm Bureau breakfast, Chuck on the Job @ Big Ed's Pizza, & Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce forum.

Fred Karger (R) @fredkarger

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RT @WarFareAnon: RT AnonyOps: Follow @fredkarger - running for president for the GOP. #AnonPAC VOTE FOR HIM IN MICHIGAN!!! It's an open primary!

Rick Santorum (R) @RickSantorum

Just spoke to Tony Raines the driver of the 26 car now known as the @RickSantorum car ruining at Daytona tomorrow.

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

With the Michigan Republican primary fast approaching, I want to remind people following me on this Page that I... http://t.co/GEX3piME

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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Joining my friends Lanigan & Malone, WMJI Cleveland around 8:10am to discuss a number of issues facing our country @magic1057

Mike Lee (R) @SenMikeLee

Great op-ed by @senjohnthune today in @politico about Obama admin's failed energy policies. #KeystoneXL #gasprices

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

We are regulating ourselves out of prosperity! http://t.co/jm14csVO #4jobs #tcot

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Visited Miami Jackson Senior High today to congratulate students + faculty on beng an "A" school! http://t.co/D40IV6U8

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Checho this video out - I am congratulating Miami Jackson Senior High for being an "A" school: http://t.co/tRw9hVLK via @youtube

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Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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President Obama wants to cut the most cost effective means of aviation security we have by one half. http://t.co/IHyIB39s

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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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