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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Gov. Gary Johnson (R) @GovGaryJohnson

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My statement, regarding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in #Libya. http://t.co/eRFUbEeq

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Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

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I’m honored to receive the '11 Freedom Fighter Award from @FreedomWorks & @Max_Pappas for defending conservative values http://t.co/yfMlK04V

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I will be speaking on the @HouseFloor in recognition of the outstanding work of Outlook #Nebraska. WATCH LIVE: http://t.co/vViAvwHO

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Rep. Robert J. Dold (R) @RepDold

RT @Sierra_Club: 37,000 #jobs are at risk while @SpeakerBoehner refuses to act on the #wind production tax credit. RT & take action! http://t.co/vChV8bc2

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

RT @1360KKTX: Everything you need to know about today's Lago in the Morning, with Congressman Blake Farenthold and Bill Glass. http://t.co/CmvWd9mX

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Today, I am celebrating Constitution Day with students in Cottonwood & Casa Grande #Arizona: http://t.co/uQQfXdGT #USA http://t.co/tg2dCfKu

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Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

RT @UTPublicEd: The news release from #uen explaining what happened this week during a maintenance update of the statewide Canvas... http://t.co/1dMyjLaw

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Extraordinarias las actividades de hoy. Gracias a nuestra gente del oeste. Lo pintaremos de azul nuevamente!! #SigamosAvanzando -LGF

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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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