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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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Governor Perry on Larry Kudlow 6/19 http://t.co/6F7VAqzCey

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) @RepHartzler

The Farm Bill just went down in defeat to the here's if the democrats.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

A few bumper stickers are trending in our contest... Make sure your favorite wins. Vote today at http://t.co/p8rnylO6BF RT!

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Mike Lee (R) @SenMikeLee

RT @senleepresssec: [VIDEO]: @SenMikeLee and @megynkelly discuss the pending Corker/Heller border security amendment http://t.co/GsmwfXcvJw

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Pictures from my press conference today objecting to the Gang of Eight's Immigration Bill: https://t.co/6CitL6TtpS

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

RT @DepressedDarth: Kim and Kanye named their baby North West. In related news, the Death Star now has a good enough reason to destroy Earth.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @WKYT: US Attorney recused from McConnell taping case http://t.co/M38NHUmY16

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

My guy, Nathan, got his braces checked yesterday by Dr. Eckels in Marietta #Ohio. Go #SmallBiz! | #SmallBusinessWeek

Rep. Trey Radel (R) @treyradel

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @kennyigarza: Had a meeting with Matt today! Will be starting to get petitions to get you on the ballot ASAP :)! @treyradel #weneedtrey #treyforcongress

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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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