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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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

ICYMI: The Hill's article, 'Throwing a punch with a smile' ---> http://t.co/gCt68pj18r

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Rick Scott (R) @FLGovScott

.@FLAnnScott and I welcome our new grandson, Quinton Pierre Georges Guimard, born today at 5:57pm, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. #ScottBabyWatch

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Live with KOKE and Cole in the Morning around 7:45 AM CT. Hope you'll join us: http://t.co/UJeU5ov48J @KOKEFMAUSTIN

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Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

Yesterday I toured @bestbuy in Jonesboro to learn and discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act with the staff. #ar1 #arpx

Rick Scott (R) @FLGovScott

.@FLAnnScott and I welcome our new grandson, Quinton Pierre Phillipe Guimard, born yesterday at 5:57pm weighing 6 lbs. 13oz. #ScottBabyWatch

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

The REINS act is expected to help quell reckless government spending that continues to hurt the economy. http://t.co/Wu8KSnxUME

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Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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Have you got the new blue on white #barr sticker? Click here for your free sticker: http://t.co/fSQEi6nrMO #barr #GA11 #gapol #gagop #tcot

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Cuccinelli Press (R) @CuccinelliPress

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@ryanobles You win some, you lose some won't cut it - McAuliffe Said GreenTech Was A “Great American Success Story.” http://t.co/9cAoHxiTiw

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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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