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 Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @EireIudh: @jiminhofe I fully support you as a result of experiencing your concern and active support of active duty and prior military personnel.

Cuccinelli Press (R) @CuccinelliPress

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Cuccinelli: While work ethic has been passed down in my family, dignity of work is something all Virginians want to share #VBADebate

Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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McAuliffe’s Job Creation Claims Have Not Come True - McAuliffe Said He Was Going To Create 2,000 Union Jobs... http://t.co/vhjwubqeV3

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Video: Watch the #VBADebate here at 11 AM. http://t.co/IfBJmepiTS

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Video: Watch the #VBADebate at 11 AM here this morning. http://t.co/smNLbZI3UB

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Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Photo: http://t.co/xpVcSpfoTC

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Jackie Walorski (R) @StandWithJackie

Pictures posted on our Facebook page from yesterday's huge parade in Elkhart! http://t.co/seX90QWRPa

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Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

There is tremendous variation across the U.S. in the extent to which kids can rise out of #poverty, study shows #UT as a great place to live

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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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