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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Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Romney decides what he wants on his Chipotle. via Reuters http://t.co/XQcYSi2v

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Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

Facebook Syndication Error: This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have a... http://t.co/mVzwEEQ1

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Office of Sen.Corker (R) @SenBobCorker

Photos: Sen. Corker met with constituents yesterday at events in Brownsville & Jackson http://t.co/URPGl6Jq

OfficeofKayGranger (R) @RepKayGranger

This October let’s focus on prevention. Find a local screening center and read more about #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth http://t.co/R8R0nBdi

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OfficeofKayGranger (R) @RepKayGranger

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find a screening center and read more about #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth at http://t.co/R8R0nBdi

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Romney: "It's not that Dodd-Frank always was wrong with too much regulation...sometimes they didn't come out with the clear regulation."

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Marlin Stutzman (R) @MarlinStutzman

RT @NickBarbknecht: "Mr. President, you're entitled to your own plane and your own house but not your own facts." @MittRomney #CantAfford4More

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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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