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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Joe Walsh (R) @Rep_JoeWalsh

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RT @AM560WIND: We'll be broadcasting live tonight from @themeadowsclub tonight for the @tammy4congress and @joewalsh debate starting at 7PM #debate8

Joe Walsh (R) @Rep_JoeWalsh

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2 employees came to .@Tammy4Congress about illicit campaign activity at #ILVA - one was fired. Why did Tammy fire a whistleblower? #debate8

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

Today from 9am to 11am my staff will be at the Kendallville City Council Chambers to assist with casework or answer questions. Stop by.

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Today is National Depression Screening Day. Help yourself. Help others. Take a free screening @ http://t.co/Bk2aG6rW #PA11 #NEPA #NDSD

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Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

@MarywoodU Psychological Services Center is hosting free depression screenings today @ the McGown Building until 6PM #NEPA #PA11 #NDSD

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @ForeignAffGOP: 4 over 7 decades insurance biz has used every excuse 2 deny Holocaust-era policies. Survivors deserve day in court. http://t.co/20pF6ca5

GusBilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

Congressman Gus Bilirakis Mourns the Loss of Former Congressman Sam Gibbons http://t.co/CkJ3Pi7Z

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Scott P. Brown (R) @SenScottBrown

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I authored the amendment to create a consumer protection office or servicemembers, which is now run by Holly Petraeus. #masendebate

Jonathan Paton (R) @JonathanPaton

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RT @Scarpinato: Another newspaper declines endorsing @Ann_Kirkpatrick in #AZ01. "Disgusted" with new ad against @JonathanPaton: http://t.co/sqx5RSsu

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

@Kia Manufacturing Georgia now accepting applications for Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology Positions http://t.co/AtSLMVg4

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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.

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