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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Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

RT @wadhwa: Startup Act 2.0 can attract immigrant STEM grads who make US jobs says @KauffmanFDN’s Bob Litan on @BloombergTV http://t.co/DkwS5giT

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) @RepHartzler

Defense $ is 20% of the budget but may face 50% of total cuts. RT if you think Congress isn’t doing enough to provide for the common defense

Joe Wilson (R) @CongJoeWilson

Join Sen. Graham & me for a free ice cream social tomorrow @ 2pm after Aiken's Memorial Day parade. #sctweets #tcot

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Cook County legislation will be signed into law.... http://t.co/GkmKohgS

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

As we celebrate #Memorial Day, let's remember the service of the thousands who sacrifice for our freedom http://t.co/Uq2lCurV

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

As we celebrate #MemorialDay, let's remember the service of the thousands who sacrifice for our #freedom http://t.co/Uq2lCurV

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/agcOHK19 Latta Memorial Day.MP4

Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

#Trivia: A. The avg cost of gas on the W. Coast when #Obama took office was $2.03 & @Berkley4Senate has stood w/him every step of the way

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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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