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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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

RT @txrandy14: Thoughts and prayers for those that were injured. If you're in Boston please stay safe. http://t.co/t7WSeG3vDS

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Praying for everyone in Boston affected by this terrible tragedy.

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

RT @SaxbyChambliss: Georgians trying to reach family or friends who participated in #BostonMarathon, call 617 635-4500 or visit http://t.co/NpfXgnEgdU #gapol

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Congressman Weber Named Vice-Chair of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and Internation http://t.co/pUD18QSfec

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Rep. Randy Hultgren (R) @RepHultgren

RT @HouseScience: House passes 2 important Science Committee bills that coordinate R&D across federal agencies to address cyber threats http://t.co/M3sZc4j0Zh

Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

"Maine's energy costs are double that of Montreal's on an average household basis. I invite you all "

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

At @GOPoversight to hear from reps from the #PostalService on what #USPS is doing to avoid tax $ bailout. WATCH LIVE: http://t.co/xHPORwxFJE

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Hal Rogers (R) @RepHalRogers

RT @AP: BREAKING: Law enforcement official: Arrest imminent in Boston Marathon bombing, suspect to be brought to court.

Steve Pearce (R) @RepStevePearce

Breaking: an arrest has been made related to the Boston bombings: http://t.co/iGJQ3IYyW0

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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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