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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Wicker for Senate (R) @RogerWicker

I ask for your vote on March 13th. http://t.co/3kQFEVMQ

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

#HEAT Member Rep. Phil Roe (R-TX) details House Republicans' plan to decrease energy prices and create jobs. http://t.co/ifyWB1vl

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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

I will be doing a phone interview tonight at 9 p.m. with Mark Amazon on @700wlw. I hope you will tune in.

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

I support disarming and providing aid to those terrorized by LRA violence, and capturing Kony. #KONY2012 http://t.co/tQRRVO6t

Senator John Boozman (R) @JohnBoozman

Increased domestic production will lower gas prices that's why I voted for Keyston and OCS Amendmenst today http://t.co/iuybvKwM

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Thank u @MicheleBachman for co-sponsoring my Resolution of No Confidence in US At Gen Eric Holder http://t.co/e5B8S3t7 Citizens need answers

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Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

TUNE IN NOW! Will be on msnbc's Daily Rundown in a minute to talk JOBS Act with guest host Luke Russert.

Congressman Landry (R) @JeffLandry

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Spent morning at "Eggs and Issues" w/ Iberia #Chamber of #Commerce & @JohnKennedyLA of @LATreasury discussing #I-49 extension #I49

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

#Kansas #agriculture exports grew by 35 percent last year, setting a record high http://t.co/MBKtrKfz @HutchNews #AgWeek

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Newt Gingrich (R) @newtgingrich

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I will not celebrate 8.3% unemployment. We need bold leadership & @bararkobama is not up to the task. Join us! http://t.co/hbD2943x #250gas

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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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