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 Scalise (R) @SteveScalise

7 million people will lose their job-based health insurance due to #Obamacare. It’s time to #RepealObamacare

Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

RT @IndyGOP: Thanks to @SusanWBrooks for speaking about the adjustments of a first time congresswoman. #indygop #RT

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Alaska is why America is an #ArcticNation, and I'm joining northern our neighbors @ Arctic Council in Sweden. http://t.co/ZZH51jDaOP

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Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

RT @WaysandMeansGOP: 7 inappropriate questions asked of conservative groups by #IRS http://t.co/l53kbRf99x

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Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

According to CRS, veterans are more likely to experience homelessness than the general population. That's why... http://t.co/zyciQRpQcM

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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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