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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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

#TN08: Don't forget that my job fair is next week. Details HERE: http://t.co/yBWIZlWOJA

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Hal Rogers (R) @RepHalRogers

Jane and Mindy go to the car wash ❤ @mch0129 http://t.co/9axocllBNR

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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

Will be hosting a senior fraud prevention event at Keiser University this morning. Pls contact my office for details. Hope to see you there!

Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

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Rewriting FISA History | National Review Online http://t.co/Dt6WQ48dP9 via @AndrewCMcCarthy

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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

RT if you find this picture as beautiful and patriotic as I do! Taken at Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, GA #ga09

Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

Who's excited to see Disney's The Lone Ranger? Utah's stunning landscape was one of the remarkable backdrops to for the film, take a...

David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

In honor of WV's 150th, the National Archives has posted a page. tp://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/west-virginia/index.html

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

ReTweet if you trust the President to lead on #Jobs. Favorite if you don't. #PJNet

Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

I'm about to join @wycofm to talk ab the Valley View Ferry & other issues like coal & my staff office hours-tune in! http://t.co/Zy8NkYuqFE

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David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

President Obama’s plan to announce a series of new taxes and EPA regulations to combat climate change was reveled. http://t.co/MNoSaZo0YX

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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.

Get the archive data file.