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

“America has been waiting 1678 days for the President and the State Department to make a decision on the Keystone... http://t.co/QPmlyWMtEB

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RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

RT @CartwrightPA: Hey Everyone, just a heads up, Rep. Cartwright's "Better Know a District" segment will air ont he Colbert Report... http://t.co/AyHtRHsQU9

Johnny Isakson (R) @SenatorIsakson

I am strongly opposed to any effort to exempt Congress from the ObamaCare exchanges...http://t.co/OOS8uczMum

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Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

Congress do more with less. After three years with a Republican majority the House is on pace to save taxpayers... http://t.co/qcbSbws966

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Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

Congress needs to do more with less. After three years with a Republican majority, the House is on pace to... http://t.co/GfypBKTETE

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Rep. Trey Radel (R) @treyradel

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @OwenBrennan: #rb2013 Very impressed by @treyradel. No BS. No spin. Really gets the conservatives' communications conundrum.

Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

Inhofe: "Congress' bipartisan victory this week goes to show we can address our fiscal crisis w/o budget gimmicks or more tax hikes."

Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
TUNE IN: @ http://t.co/Ma6Mf4AARr

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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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