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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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

Delay of the #ObamaCare mandate is further proof that this law is a failure. RT for a #FullRepeal! http://t.co/FhW2JswQkz #tx25 #txgop

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

Burgess to Newsmax: 'Other Shoes to Drop' on Obamacare http://t.co/m22rsj6b7p

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

RT @KristinaRibali: Obamacare employer mandate delay proves one more time that only big business can afford big government.

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

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Currently reading Lansing BWL Cogeneration Plant “Goes Commercial” on template : http://t.co/BkOKMNyLcU“Goes-Commercial”/

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Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

Here is wishing you and your loved ones a safe and festive Independence Day! Over two hundred and twenty five... http://t.co/3hOjFQHe36

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Rep. Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

RT @ChadPergram: Pelosi: As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July..we celebrate the Affordable Care Act as a source of health independence...

US Rep Rodney Davis (R) @RodneyDavis

RT @NationalGrocers: Mike Guth, GM SuperValu Champaign, IL, @RodneyDavis & Rich Niemann Sr. during a recent @supervaluPR warehouse tour. http://t.co/IpiIpbwnsv

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

POTUS delayed the employer mandate until 2015. RT if you agree ObamaCare is bad for business and bad for OK. http://t.co/ut8TQiInHx

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Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today marks 100 years of flight in #Alaska. Learn more about Alaska’s “Circle of Safety” from Alaska’s Medallion Foundation.

RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: #IndependenceDay

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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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