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 @FryWagner: @SportingKC Will you help us try & win money 4 @BBBSKC? Vote 4 Fry-Wagner on the “Medium Companies” tab on this link: http://t.co/ZhIc43Jt

Todd Akin (R) @ToddAkin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @jjumpjoyii: Volunteer for Senate races @jamieradtke #Va @JeffFlake #Az @Severson #Mn @ToddAkin #Mo @Neumann4WI @BKH4Senate #Ct...

Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

CBO: Federal debt to double in 15 years -> We must change course. We must fight to project the American Dream http://t.co/NQC0dPZR

Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

Via @IBDeditorials: “Weak jobs report further confirms the president's policies are failing to help the economy" http://t.co/m5JNwwMF

Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

RT @LukeWelch: @SenatorCollins supports equal pay for equal work, this particular legislation would create adverse economic effects on small businesses.

David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

Rep. McKinley just addresses members of the House concerning his opposition to funding cuts on fossil energy. http://t.co/eHjaNykB

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

RT @DickieV: Follow my buddy Sarasota Congressman @vernbuchanan who's so generous in giving to the V Foundation for my gala

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Today is the 68th Anniversary of #DDay. May God richly bless our troops.You are heartbeat & strength of this nation: http://t.co/dZf8WHWm

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

You can't make it up! @nypost: "Barbara Walters tried to get Assad aide CNN job, spot at Columbia University" http://t.co/BaqRqu8D #Syria

LEETERRYNE (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
On the 68th anniversary of #DDay it’s important that we take a moment to remember and honor those brave men and... http://t.co/p2uAB0Dc

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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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