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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Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

Team Brooks at the Congressional Women's Softball Game supporting Breast Cancer research. #CWSG http://t.co/Z1So7iSl5q

Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

With co-captain @DWSTweets after a great game- we'll be back next year for a win! #CWSG http://t.co/016IgMK7tX

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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@FinalWarningg is awesome!

Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

There are appx 37 million student loan borrowers w/ outstanding loans. Congress shouldnt let those rates double #DontDoubleMyRate

Rick Perry (R) @GovernorPerry

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.@GovernorPerry's address to the National Right to Life convention: http://t.co/kpndeZOwg6 #nrlc2013

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Tim Griffin (R) @TGforArkansas

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Watch Tim questioning the acting head of the #IRS. http://t.co/AV1XGvgMvC Will you join Team Tim today? https://t.co/rnY5YXcUpW #ar2 #argop

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Mini Chávez #Correa vió escritura n pared y canceló pacto d comercio c EEUU. Llevaremos nuestro negocio a otro lugar. http://t.co/GkQcuOeoDM

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Tim Griffin (R) @TGforArkansas

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Watch Tim questioning the acting head of the #IRS. http://t.co/AV1XGvgMvC Will you join Team Tim today? https://t.co/rnY5YXcUpW #argop #ar2

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

I just reintroduced my bill to defund NPR. Taxpayers don't need to be on the hook for NPRs lavish new headquarters! http://t.co/fHQL8eklS6

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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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