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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Tom Latham (R) @TomLatham

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Met with the director and president of AARP Iowa this afternoon to discuss the organization's new "You’ve Earned... http://t.co/66Z3chVN

Jim_Jordan (R) @Jim_Jordan

I commend Chairman Issa for conducting the Fast & Furious investigation in a through, fair, and responsible... http://t.co/Z1z7xq4m

US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

@SinclairCC I look forward to continuing to work with Sinclair on preparing Ohioans #4jobs. http://t.co/Q87tgTUt

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Outside @USSupremeCourt today w/ nat'l media waiting to see if #Obamacare ruling would released. We'll keep you posted. http://t.co/Ibcsa3Az

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

RT @thehill: The Supreme Court will not be handing down a ruling on healthcare or immigration today.

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Outside @USSupremeCourt 2day w/ nat'l media waiting to see if #Obamacare ruling would released. We'll keep u posted. http://t.co/4vtyXxNL

Howard Coble (R) @HowardCoble

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Have you seen the US Capitol's original columns? Catch a peak + brief history in our new FB photos: https://t.co/w9AEO1RG

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Tweets come and go. Facts hidden or not do not change. American's deserve answers for #FastandFurious and justice for Brian Terry's death.

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Don't let the lies and cover ups of the DOJ be forgotten. Like this tweet even what's deleted can't be hid. #FastandFurious

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) @CynthiaLummis

Congratulations to two outstanding young Americans from Wyoming. Photo: http://t.co/ysfAMZNX

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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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