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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Marlin Stutzman (R) @MarlinStutzman

RT @NickBarbknecht: "give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." http://t.co/GeDm6DGa

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

Pakistan says forget about the release of Afridi. Pakistan should forget about foreign aid: Afridi chapter is closed: http://t.co/21Vf5UY2

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Gov. Gary Johnson (R) @GovGaryJohnson

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What you won't hear at the #DNC2012: A plan to get us out of Afghanistan NOW. #WontHearAtDNC

Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

Speaking to MadisonCountyBusinessLeague to share updates on MS business climate and response to #Isaac #MSWorks http://t.co/fyg4bPm6

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Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) @kaybaileyhutch

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Enjoyed meeting with soldiers at the Dyess Multipurpose Hangar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today. http://t.co/8Wqa3FCz

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Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

RT @toddstarnes: Todd: "Lord, please watch over the interns tonight -- Amen." - Clinton's in the house.

Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

RT @StewSays: WaPo Fact Checker: At this point, Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any president since World War II. http://t.co/yTbhmxjJ

Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

RT @NowWithAlex: There's only one person who can stop him. She's in Asia. #NowWithAlex #msnbc2012

Steve Pearce (R) @RepStevePearce

Want to order a #US Flag? I can help. http://t.co/w3rBQr4L has information. #NM #NM02

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Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Tremendo bistec encebollao' con arroz y habichelas que me estoy comiendo en Passion Rest-Lajas.... http://t.co/fK9zU1Ej

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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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