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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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

I delivered the Weekly Republican Address this week on student loans #IN6 #studentloans http://t.co/STXo4rp1hk

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Another week and another scandal for President Obama. True or False: This President lacks leadership. Take the poll: http://t.co/8np68h8pz2

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congratulations @mayor_stothert. #Omaha

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Sun ruins the photo bit I'm about to board my first @AmericanAir flight http://t.co/N4b6ja67t8

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

I deleted that last tweet because I got a better picture when the tail of another plane blocked the sun

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @kaseygee: The worst kept secret since WASP 101.. Check out my latest side-project: http://t.co/SyDx3guT3h @nchousebeards #ncga #ncpol

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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

I’ll be on WHBC this morning at 9 a.m. to discuss my support for the @ProFootballHOF Commemorative Coin. Listen here http://t.co/LoY1twQhIW

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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

Creating jobs through opening new markets is a GOP priority #4Jobs http://t.co/3iwRXyIo0x

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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

Tomorrow, I will be joining my @RepublicanStudy colleagues in a twitter town hall. Tweet using #AskRSC to join in on the conversation

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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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