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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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

RT @SteveWorks4You: Obama protects big businesses and campaign donors from #ObamaCare but not working families. #ObamaDoesntCare #FairnessForAll #tcot

Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Are 1600 added IRS agents going to add care to your health? #FairnessForAll

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Thank Governor Perry for his #Stand4Life http://t.co/5GLusSIMvg

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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

Heading to the @HouseFloor now to speak in favor of the Student Success Act. Hope you'll tune in to hear my thoughts on @cspan @EdWorkforce

Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

I'll be speaking on the floor shortly in support of local school control. Tune in to watch live: http://t.co/gZFCO2eQwC #ESEA #AR1 #arpx

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
In case you missed it, take a listen to my interview from yesterday with Kevin Kim, VP of Atl Korean Radio. http://t.co/l2jard6cFR

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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

RT @Thetomcatblog: President decided to give a break to businesses from his healthcare law, but not families. http://t.co/fhuonVGY9j With U @RepLarryBucshon

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

#FF @PJNET_Blog. Thanks for promoting our conservative message! #PJNET

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Connie B: "I endorse Jim Inhofe because he speaks for OK and is highly visible in knocking down the horrible Obama agenda!" 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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