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

Congressman Randy Weber Introduces First House Resolution! http://t.co/aJKErYqfOg

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @lynnjenkins

RT @gopconference: “Arrested Economic Development”: ObamaCare “Scares the Daylights” Out of Small Businesses http://t.co/TLVQoN5RYZ

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @lynnjenkins

RT @ali: Epic problems in our fed gov't: IRS - tea party, Tom Perez conducting secret offline work, 25k Benghazi docs unreleased, Holder's recusal.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I co-sponsored the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination and Protection Act of 2013. Please read about it and RT! http://t.co/5gQ9RHthlN

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Speaker John Boehner (R) @SpeakerBoehner

Holy cow. "Woman to Run Tour de France Route" via @RunnersWorld http://t.co/7ucWBcxMYz

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @wacotrib: New tornado warning issued for Hamilton, Coryell counties until 9:45p - http://t.co/NzsdETrFpb: http://t.co/T8cjpppxqZ

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @wacotrib: New tornado warning issued for Hamilton, Coryell counties until 9:45p - http://t.co/NzsdETrFpb: http://t.co/T8cjpppxqZ

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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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