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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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Earlier, Johnny spoke w/ @wolfblitzer @CNNSitRoom about the next GOP dinner w/ POTUS that he is arranging. It will air around 5:12 p.m.

Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A universal background check bill that emerged from a Senate committee is opposed by the powerful National Rifle... http://t.co/MvRaJd2zC0

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Will you be joining me at my Brazoria County town hall on Saturday April 6 @ 10am? http://t.co/QwaZaHP8n1

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Tune into @BBCNewsUS at 5:47 today to watch a piece on Johnny's Iran hostage bill. #argo

Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

#lakersintrouble. Rockets win. Jazz win. Mavs win. Kings beating LA

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Sean Duffy (R) @Duffy4Congress

Shame on Google! Company that sells access 2 info honors press censoring Chavez today. How bout honoring Jesus, true man of peace on Easter?

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Wishing you and your family and joyous and Happy Easter!

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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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