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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Bill Posey (R) @congbillposey

Lose 5 lbs of Fat in a week http://t.co/ZqTlzYMO

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Bill Posey (R) @congbillposey

An amazing new weight loss product! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! http://t.co/syzfbMh8

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Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

It's time for Washington to get out of the way #SmallBiz job creation http://t.co/x8A2ICgM #tcot #RedTape #4Jobs

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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

NAS Jax surveillance complex move ahead with House passage of MILCON bill. http://tinyurl.com/7l2ssm2#politijax#sayfie

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Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

ICYMI: My amendment to end the mismanagement of the #Orlando VA Hospital project heads to the Senate: http://t.co/KGGHo3lK #sayfie

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Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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Had the opportunity to host a Foster child who is beating the odd. photos: http://t.co/q7bqRcGi and legislation http://t.co/gPdEiB0k

John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

No. 10/ @whitehouse budget failed 99-donut in a Senate. #ObamaInMN


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Terry Continues to Fight for Veterans http://t.co/egnKHcm8

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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

Excellent discussion with doctors and leadership at Lutheran Hospital. Conversation could hav http://t.co/RQsIh8AH

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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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