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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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

I agree with @ANGAus, it’s time to separate facts from fear. #Gasland http://t.co/5IFaktI87R

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Evidence that #ObamaCare is a disaster --> http://t.co/i78UwclxaL. Sign the petition against it: https://t.co/ltP0FzH9aL RT! #tcot

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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

Crenshaw earns Navy's Highest Civilian Honor - Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. http://t.co/Dhe7wwTS7y http://t.co/pyf1bxneqH

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @AnnaZook: @CNBC ranks #SouthDakota best state to do business. @NewsCenter1 talks with @scottcohncnbc about why our state is number 1! Tune in at 530

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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NBC reporter video: Democrats screaming "F--k the church..." in the Texas Capitol. And it's the whole crowd. https://t.co/zsD3QznP82 #hb2

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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NBC reporter video: Democrats screaming "F--k the church..." in the Texas Capitol. And it's the whole crowd. https://t.co/evdCynHCoi #hb2

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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@gracels @TimothyODonnel2 Seems like a Casey Anthony situation, prosecutor going for a stronger charge he doesn't have evidence for.

Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

45: The number of times the White House's last Obamacare statement said delay. http://t.co/y5OIzxSTl8 #PermanentDelay

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

RT if you think it's time for a PERMANENT delay of IRS-controlled healthcare. #‎PermanentDelay

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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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