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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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Press Releases - News - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell http://t.co/6tSg1e3I

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Lee Terry (R) @voteterry

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Q11: what would you tell Obama if you were at dinner with him?

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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Marine Corps Dogs Need Homes! See here for more info to help http://t.co/X8JqWj8T

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Number of the Day: 10. For every 10 people added to the labor force, 10 drop out. Not OK. http://t.co/34dXYpz6 http://t.co/RiacPnQv

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Matt Doheny (R) @Doheny4Congress

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Our opponent said ObamaCare didn't "cut" Medicare, it "reduced payments." That's semantics. It's a cut. http://t.co/eOtEF68H #ny21debate

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Fred Karger (R) @fredkarger

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RT @zachdcarter: Brutal Obama hit on Romney's support for "territorial" tax system, which allows zero taxation for offshore corporate $. #debate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @EmilyMiller: Bottom line: Obama was much better this time, but not enough to change the momentum of the race in his direction.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

I thought that was a great debate and want to send my congrats to Gov Romney. What did you think of the debate?

Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

If you haven't done so yet, please allow follow our Facebook page. http://t.co/CHOQkBnE

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Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Last night's debate could not have presented the American people with a clearer choice of two extremely different plans for the future.

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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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