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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Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @GOPWhip: May 24-25 #GOP will be in #CA #TX #OH #KS #CO #AR #ND & #LA promoting US #energy production. ReTweet if you live there.

Bob Goodlatte (R) @RepGoodlatte

RT @RepTimGriffin @BarackObama continues 2 block #KXL, so pipe sits in Welspun's yard in LittleRock. #HEAT #4energy #4jobs #ar2

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Mille Lacs launch captains can obtain six-pack licensing….by paying their way to St. Louis, MO or Toledo, OH for... http://t.co/7taQurkX

Francisco Canseco (R) @RepCanseco

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Natl Resources Chairman Doc Hastings kicks of the American Energy Roundtable in Midland #HEAT #jobs http://t.co/7s8Ri4Ij

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Gov. Gary Johnson (R) @GovGaryJohnson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Judge Jim Gray & Gary Johnson at the 2012 National LP Convention http://t.co/LzGmSYvL

Tom Latham (R) @TomLatham

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thanks, Iowa Cubs, for giving a grandfather afternoon games to treat the grandkids. What a great time! http://t.co/kLlBXY8R

Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

"Mainers and visitors will benefit from improved and modernized system for checked baggage inspection at BIA" http://t.co/LCDAzjzt...

Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address at @koamnews in Pittsburg http://t.co/LfOeztAv

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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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