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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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Thx 2 @InvisibleChildren for bringing attention 2 Joseph Kony, who is 'Evil' and must be held accountable #LRA #KONY2012

Eric Cantor (R) @EricCantor

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RT @ConawayTX11: Today, the House votes on the bipartisan #JOBSAct to help #smallbiz #startups grow & create #jobs http://t.co/R7YHRiOY #4jobs

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

92% of a company’s job growth occurs after it goes public. #JOBSAct makes entrance to market easier. #4jobs http://t.co/W2oAGyt5

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke @ event honoring wonderful org that works 2 combat poverty + hunger worldwide. http://t.co/WjLa8NEm

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Gov. Beshear announces repair of Eggners Ferry Bridge by Memorial Day

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

The #JOBSAct is a legislative package to jumpstart our economy & restore opportunities 4 America’s entrepreneurs. http://t.co/YP9QeWiT

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Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

Share this status if you like the JOBS Act - which the House and the White House agree on! It'll jump start small... http://t.co/Ov0LIcPb

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Great meeting w/ American Osteopathic Assoc reps- we should support young docs solving Health Care challenges@AOA_GOAL http://t.co/ofrhsDyc

Paul Ryan (R) @SpeakerRyan

The #hcr law continues to unravel as bipartisan agreement to repeal #IPAB takes another step forward: http://t.co/Nmgmz3im

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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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