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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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @ianbremmer: 1/3 of all net job creation in the US over the past decade comes from #Texas.

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RT @AP: BREAKING: Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin -RJJ

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Harry Reid just said that #ObamaCare has been wonderful for America. Obviously he doest care about skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Harry Reid just said #ObamaCare is wonderful for America. Obviously he doesn't care about skyrocketing premiums and inferior care

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @MaddyInstitute: Maddy Report Valley Views @KMJNOW @ 9am "Immigration Reform What It Could Mean for CA&the SJV" w/@RepJimCosta @RepJeffDenham @MichaelDoyle10

Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

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Preparing to deliver my testimony at the Base in support of strengthening JBMDL http://t.co/hjidnTKDzY

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Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

Techonology at work: @NASA uses 3D printer to make rocket engine component, cut production time by 67% & cost by 70%. http://t.co/Nt6hVupNnJ

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Rep. Trey Radel (R) @treyradel

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RT @formula1uberfan: @DailyCaller @treyradel its time to prove it. In the next midterm elections and also 2016.

Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

If someone calls and says I need your information to send you your new Obamacare card, #HangUp. http://t.co/DIsO9EvarM

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Share why you support Jim Inhofe, and we'll add you to a map of supporters from around OK: http://t.co/uZyDaOKxZv ~Team Inhofe RT!

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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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