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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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @revolutionaryma: @SteveWorks4You Thank you Congressman. Texas loves you. Come early, be loud, stay late. Eyes of Texas and Gig'em!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Some call this lifelong conservative “Obama’s worst nightmare.” RT if you agree & watch "Exhausting" at http://t.co/p8rnylO6BF. #okgop

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @theAndrewProbst: Sen Inhofe at the OKGOP convention, "the country is more important than the president." Amen!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @JemisonShane: 78 and still going strong, 19 year Washington Conservative and still standing firm. Keep it the good work @jiminhofe http://t.co/CH77vOelTC

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Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

I posted 43 photos on Facebook in the album "" http://t.co/WyGtMwml0s

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Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

Thank you to the Boston Police and federal law enforcement for their hard work. They are true heroes.

Susan Brooks (R) @SusanBrooksIN

Wonderful meeting with Marion high school students today! 91% graduation rate! http://t.co/E7PoCEax9c

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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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