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

Speaking w/members of the media on UAE support of our fighting men and women in Iraq/Afghanistan #tcot #gop http://t.co/9sRrQXZ4

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Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

The Obama economy still has yet 2 lower the unemployment rate under 8%. Here is my statement on the Feb job report: http://t.co/hDn7YIp3

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Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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I had a great discussion today with dozens of fS. Fla farmers. Read more, see pictures, and what I am doing to help: http://t.co/anN9Qyf4

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Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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Why in God's name would we want to repeat Vietnam?? Do not abandon our troops! Watch me today : #13NDAA http://t.co/0R5vRW3g

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Jeff Miller (R) @CongJeffMiller

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My floor speech on the F-35B during the #NDAA debate #F-35 #USMC http://t.co/yUkYomLS

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Candice Miller (R) @CandiceMiller

I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album "Wall Photos" http://t.co/pfnoEAiS

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Rep. Phil Gingrey,MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

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I’ll discuss the #NDAA & #2ndAmendment rights w/ @AndyParksTWT @ 11:30 AM. Listen live online: http://t.co/2octordj

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

RT @DeptofDefense: The Joint Service Open House is this weekend at Joint Base Andrews! Check out http://t.co/DG0hoW6O for info. #JSOH

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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.

Get the archive data file.