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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Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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RT @ebertchicago: Joe! Stop smiling and laughing! #vpdebate

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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RT @TheFix: Ok. I have decided. I find the Biden smile slightly unsettling. #vpdebate

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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RT @secupp: Biden needs to laugh a little less through the Libya, Middle East, nuclear Iran segment.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @Emma5317: @RepWestmoreland Great job by Ryan! He addressed the issues and didn't hide behind empty rhetoric. Obama can't hide his record.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @GOP: Las Vegas Review Journal: Ryan wins close VP debate- http://t.co/4BPmqdB6 #BidenUnhinged

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Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Great disection of #VPdebate by Peggy Noonan: Confusing Strength With Aggression - http://t.co/IehmcU8f http://t.co/bTTC6r9i via @WSJ

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Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

RT @RobertHurt: Tonight's VP debate further proved that @PaulRyanVP and @MittRomney are the the only clear choice for Americans on Nov 6th

Robert Hurt (R) @RobertHurt

WATCH: Why does DC insider & lobbyist @JWDouglas continue to contradict himself when it comes to his lobbying record? http://t.co/eDwTQLvT

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) @MaryBonoUSA

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Check out http://t.co/8Lu69TDz to find out who the Raul Ruiz is.

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @edsbs: In my struggle to mentally frame Mizzou on the SEC I have resorted to calling them "Farkansas" because they're basically in Canada.

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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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