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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Newt Gingrich (R) @newtgingrich

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RT @KatieCostello: @newtgingrich just for you, Newton Leroy Gingrich -- paychecks vs. food stamps #FlagBattle

Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

I'm speaking to our Teen Pregnancy Task Force, sharing ideas on how to end the teen pregnancy epidemic in MS. http://t.co/WaVZN1fS

Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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... En esta obra hemos invertimos $3.2 millones. Junto a Chemo Soto y junto a ustedes lo logramos!

OfficeofKayGranger (R) @RepKayGranger

Thanks to years of help from the #FW community, tomorrow I will have the honor of commissioning the #USSFortWorth http://t.co/tdp6ruZU #TX

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Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

MT @samspressshop: As a former POW in Vietnam for 7 yrs, I consider myself lucky. I came home. To those who haven't: you are not forgotten.

Speaker John Boehner (R) @SpeakerBoehner

Rep. @DocHastings & Sen. Inhofe on House vote to Stop POTUS’ #waroncoal “to prevent more job losses & plant closures”: http://t.co/lx2OC5fH

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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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