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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Michele Bachmann (R) @TeamBachmann

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Proud 2 be an official 'Friend of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge'. It's a gorgeous part of the 6th District http://t.co/VruQKVCp

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Senator John Thune (R) @SenJohnThune

(1/2) Saw Tom Osborne today. We became good friends while serving in Congress. Tom became a mentor to me, like he has to countless others.

Senator John Thune (R) @SenJohnThune

(2/2) Tom served as a constant example of what it means to walk w/ integrity. I'll always be grateful to him for that. Happy retirement Tom.

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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Junta @Pierluisi_2012 inaugurando la Ruta 66. Este es el equipo de la obra y experiencia. #SeguimosAvanzando http://t.co/09AxavM3

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R) @RepKristiNoem

Was wonderful to participate in the Komen South Dakota Race for the Cure today in Sioux Falls! http://t.co/lgdQTqM0

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Thx 2 FBI, Jville PD + volunteers 4 efforts 2 #HelpFindChris.Im humbled 2 help Aguilar fam in time of unspkble tragedy http://t.co/lGTRYvbi

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Thank you to the team at the #Topeka @Target for their hospitality this morning! http://t.co/sFN6ozWg

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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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