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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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Happy Friday y'all don't forget to follow my official twitter acct: @TXRandy14. Thanks!

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join me tomorrow, June 29th for a constituent #coffee at Bresler's Coffee House from 8:30-10am. 167 Main St, Springfield, NE 68059.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT if you agree that @barackobama should focus on jobs, not energy regulations. My @USAToday op-ed: https://t.co/lMTqN3CiQK

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Markwayne Mullin (R) @RepMullin

Had a great time today filming “Cole on Congress” with @tomcoleok4. http://t.co/EA0duOWgyk

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

RT if you believe that border control comes before amnesty. http://t.co/jWAirl21pH #immigration

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

RT if you believe that border control comes before amnesty. http://t.co/jWAirl21pH #pjnet #immigration

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Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

@inswarkluckly Thanks for your help Cody! You did a great job working for our DC office. Keep in touch. #ar1 #summerinterns

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @Women4RickPerry: Join @GovernorPerry w/ the @benfergusonshow 9:45am CT this morning. #Stand4Life

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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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