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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Senator John Boozman (R) @JohnBoozman

Boozman Calls for Increased Domestic Production to Fight High Gas Prices http://t.co/O3HIfhru

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Greece continues to be a key strategic partner in U.S. Mediterranean Region, Ambassador Kaskarelis is a strong ally

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Greece support of UN and EU sanctions on Iran is a strong effort to combat nuclear proliferation

Newt Gingrich (R) @newtgingrich

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We’re launching a March Momentum Money Bomb to build on this win. Please donate at http://t.co/hbD2943x #SuperTuesday #MarchMo #250gas

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Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

According to the USDA, #Kansas has 28 million acres of available crop land, second only to Texas! #AgWeek http://t.co/sb5X9ARI

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Candice Miller (R) @CandiceMiller

Today, I examined ways to protect our visa security from our terrorist enemies http://t.co/7awIVKOc http://t.co/WiYjZ4jd

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/iIetrHtv Lee's Letters2

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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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