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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Sen. John Barrasso (R) @SenJohnBarrasso

Obama two-steps on #Keystone—Americans can’t afford Obama’s spoke & mirrors energy strategy http://t.co/9piLd7J3 #KLX4Jobs #PainAtThePump

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David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

I spoke at the New Basin Canal Lighthouse groundbreaking event today in New Orleans. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has been...

Steve LaTourette (R) @SteveLaTourette

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
It was great speaking at the Lake County Legislative Council Breakfast this morning. http://t.co/GDmj9vFs

BobGibbsforCongress (R) @Bob_Gibbs

I've been named one of the most conservative legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives by National... http://t.co/FryY3KDK

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Alaska holds energy opportunity. We must get started today for the tomorrows of Bethel, Yakutat and Fairbanks. http://t.co/8uTz9rwn

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Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Tune in to @newsradiokotk at 6:30am CT. Talking to Reid Mullins about the outrageous gas prices. Listen LIVE: http://t.co/jkmcpy9o

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Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Tune in to @newsradioktok at 6:30am CT. Talking to Reid Mullins about the outrageous gas prices. Listen LIVE:

Trey Gowdy (R) @TGowdySC

Join @gopoversight at 9:30 for our hearing on the GAO's new duplicative program report. http://t.co/6EmmBlrl

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LEETERRYNE (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I am headed into this morning's Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on the EPA's fiscal year 2013 budget. You... http://t.co/mqkvVUyE

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

NASA giving shuttle trainer to AF museum http://t.co/Azoveyjn via @daytondailynews

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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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