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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Eric Cantor (R) @RepEricCantor

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ObamaCare is turning full-time jobs into part-time ones. It's pretty clear: http://t.co/Jxs9Ly2bll

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Eric Cantor (R) @RepEricCantor

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#Obamacare is good as repealed with @scarpinato on the loose. http://t.co/94ytYsnNMZ

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Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

I scored 3934 points on Flight Command in Wreck-it-Ralph iOSkknnnnnbbnn. N jmjmmkkkkinjn mnmmjfrfg ncfhi

Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

@team_mitch supporters come fun our tent for a free t-shirt! http://t.co/zkQF5F9UiQ

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Jan Brewer (R) @GovBrewer

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Jan Brewer mocks Obama on border, immigration - James Hohmann - http://t.co/jkiiNir4XR: http://t.co/RAXJnLwPJZ via @POLITICO

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Congressman Weber is criss-crossing Texas 14 during the August District Work period. Make sure to head over to... http://t.co/CfsWAaLJkl

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Speaking to the Weatherford Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs today: https://t.co/ib7JdvlsPQ #oksen #okgop

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US Rep Rodney Davis (R) @RodneyDavis

Had a great meeting with Dr. Sally Friedewald from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital out 3D Mammography https://t.co/5Yh4vmI37u

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

@seanhannity President Obama supported NON-EXISTANT 'green jobs': http://t.co/DU1wAaIS1U - yet wages war on REAL coal jobs?

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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Upcoming appearances. Please tune in or watch, Nancy will be here: Tuesday, Aug. 6th 7:30am - 94.3 w/ Kelly... http://t.co/ba8SE8f8pu

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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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