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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Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) @MaryBonoUSA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congrats to @timbradleyjr on his monumental victory vs. Pacquio #GoTimGo

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Getting ready to talk w/ Candy @CrowleyCNN on @CNNsotu shortly - tune in!

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

RT @senatortomdavis: I am always encourage when I read a piece that distinguishes pro-market policies from "pro-business" ones. Too... http://t.co/sUO9cY6T

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

Wanted to share with you the latest op-ed from the founders of the @FixCongressNow. http://t.co/SmwlcujE

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

RT @LachlanMarkay: Key quote: "and I don't" http://t.co/zBnWkHPu Jeb Bush explicitly rejects the opinion CNN attributes to him.

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

In #Atlanta to visit @ICE_Markets. Headed Jeffrey Sprecher, #ICE operates a marketplace for energy commodities trades. http://t.co/GhY9ElmQ

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) @kaybaileyhutch

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I will be speaking at the @WomeninAero Annual Congressional Breakfast tomorrow morning. You can register here http://t.co/pWhpSJV8?

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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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