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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Luis Fortuño (R) @luisfortuno51

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RT @LaPerlaPR: EPA otorga a Energy Answers aprobación final de permiso de aire para construcción y operación de incineradora en Arecibo. (vía @elnuevodia)

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @OUPoliSci: Ready for the campaign life? Want an internship? Then Senator @jiminhofe's campaign wants you! Check out https://t.co/8mdugXI4No for more.

Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

I am proud to support Allen West’s Foundation and his Guardian Fund. #tcot http://t.co/2dlNtxLQPu

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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

#GA09, don't forget about @RepublicanStudy's twitter town hall tomorrow from 11am-3pm ET. Tweet using #AskRSC to join the discussion

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

H.R. 1960 - #FY14NDAA Summary of Amendments Submitted: http://t.co/TH1DVitet8 (Update #4)

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Enjoyed meeting with teachers and students from Taylor View Middle School, from Twin Falls. #idpol http://t.co/Ub0QB9EUey

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Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

RT @tomcoleok04: The Rules Committee is considering the #NDAA amendment at today’s hearing. Watch LIVE now: http://t.co/gLbDQ8TQlQ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

The immigration reform bill is an amnesty bill. There are many reasons why I cannot support it. https://t.co/fgQgpQJCdi RT!

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Richard Hudson (R) @RepRichHudson

Reign in the red tape and replace the President's health care law #4Jobs http://t.co/XyfI0DLvdc

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Steve Pearce (R) @RepStevePearce

RT @RepCloakroom: The Pearce (R-NM) [@RepStevePearce] amendment #4 to H.R. 1960 (NDAA) has been adopted by a voice vote

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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.

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