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

VIDEO: Watch @BBCNewsUS's piece on Johnny's Iran hostage bill. http://t.co/jIrRWaeLoe #argo

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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@GovernorPerry @DavidHDewhurst @JohnCornyn @TedCruz & others discuss standing against Medicare expansion. http://t.co/cTqVjIAAS3

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Please visit my Congressional website and take a quick survey. I want to make sure your voice is being heard! http://t.co/ZA1yxG595S

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Brad Wenstrup (R) @bradwenstrup

Thrilled to spend #openingday with Impact A Hero

Frank D. Lucas (R) @FrankDLucas

Today Rep. Lucas spoke to the Enid Rotary Club about the value of Vance Air Force Base to our nation's security, &... http://t.co/ag3AcGyW8i

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Isakson Expects Sequester To Persist http://t.co/jwJdp0UNim via @jstewnews

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Bob McDonnell (R) @BobMcDonnell

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Talking to Morris Jones right now about transportation -- tune in! http://t.co/YC87I5bqoT

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Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Met with constituents in Wylie & toured Texas’ first therapeutic riding program: @Equestchat. #TX PHOTO: http://t.co/uclj5dZaYc

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Met with constituents in Wylie & toured Texas’ first therapeutic riding program: @Equestchat. PHOTO: http://t.co/dDA47f14Ng

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Met with constituents in Wylie & toured Texas’ fist therapeutic riding program: @Equestchat. PHOTO: http://t.co/9ZuYVrlVaZ

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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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