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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Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Junto al liderato de Corozal, Naranjito y Comerío

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Have a question for Gov. Brnastad? Share it on Twitter using the #AskIAGov hash tag!

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

RT @RepTomPrice: More American-made energy is critical for our economy & our national security. This week House #GOP will vote to stop the #waroncoal.

Rep. Joe Walsh (R) @WalshFreedom

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#FiscalCliff could result in "Largest tax increase on #SmallBiz in #American history" - I voted to #StopTheTaxHike http://t.co/hSAf1dsD

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Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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RT @TimGriffinAR2: Thank you! RT @ArkCRE: @TimGriffinAR2 Thanks for participating in the Real Estate Professionals lunch today. #CRE #Arkansas #leader

Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

RT @NCOAging: Thank you @SenatorCollins for your continued support for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 9/22! http://t.co/o3EP6X5z

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDGOED: @SDGovDaugaard helped Baldwin Filters celebrate their expansion @ a ribbon cutting ceremoney! #econdev http://t.co/m0b4tzJa

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

You won't want to miss this POTUS interview on Univision on Fast and Furious http://t.co/vjESIpkY

Paul Ryan (R) @PRyan

.@MittRomney and I will restore @BarackObama’s Medicare cuts and work to preserve and strengthen the program for future generations.

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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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