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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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Held a press conference in Bethlehem today highlighting job-crushing regulations against mom and pop cigar shops http://t.co/VZTygDIf

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MicheleBachmann (R) @MicheleBachmann

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RT @AFPfoundation: Does the debt pose a threat to the economy and economic growth? Find out LIVE: http://t.co/yGaEXoeM 12-12:45pm ET today

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Study shows that thousands of new #Medicaid patients may have difficulty finding physicians who accept their insurance. http://t.co/TNhF0s52

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obama's war on affordable energy has cost tax $ and jobs - http://t.co/TcOuUTkt @MittRomney offers a better plan.

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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Thanks to @OppVillageLV for the tour of the Children’s Heart Center!

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

Congratulations to my friend @PaulRyanVP on being selected as vice presidential candidate.

Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

Congratulations to my friend and @WaysandMeansGOP colleague @PaulRyanVP on being selected as Gov. @MittRomney's VP. #AmericasComebackTeam

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Could NOT be more thrilled with the @RepPaulRyan VP pick. Romney-Ryan 2012!! http://t.co/EB7LYwe8

John Shimkus (R) @RepShimkus

I am very excited about Paul Ryan. The choice of two futures is before us. Malaise, despair and dependency or a future of freedom and growth

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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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