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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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

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

John Kasich (R) @JohnKasich

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy your day celebrating our freedom w/ family & friends, and be safe! http://t.co/1Poq6Q31lv

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BobGibbsforCongress (R) @Bob_Gibbs

@JesseInOH if that's what you first thought, perhaps it's time to find a better neighborhood.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

ObamaCare is bad for business and bad for Oklahoma. Sign the petition demanding the Senate repeal it: http://t.co/B8sC1rbSCO

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Governor Perry's July 8th Announcement http://t.co/GEO29MI9Au

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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RT @CorieWhalen: I guess free markets&small gov are liberal &Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind& deficit spending are conservative. Cool story, @KarlRove.

Frank Wolf (R) @RepWOLFPress

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RT @YourAwayMessage: ~*~ my hAnDz r SmALL I nO ~*~

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Good @gopconference meeting this morning. Visit my @tumblr for details of what we discussed this morning. http://t.co/6fyXlba8EB

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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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