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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Keith Rothfus (R) @KeithRothfus

“Pretty much every health economist believes this is a disaster.” I agree, do you? #RepealObamacare http://t.co/kgihVcHzPS

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Tom Cotton (R) @TomCottonAR

Great breakfast and huge turnout at Neal's Cafe in Fayetteville! http://t.co/uzStWmo7kn

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @KjrhPattySantos: #Ok Sen. Jim Inhofe dropped by @KJRH2HD earlier this week to announce he is seeking re-election. http://t.co/ZIC0uj1PWn

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @JD_Strong: MT @KRMGtulsa: KRMG exclusive: Senator @JimInhofe announces re-election bid http://t.co/PzihxY39Wq

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Talking to Ric Couri about our campaign for re-election in 2014. #oksen #okgop http://t.co/mshQFeNEPR

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Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

Check out photos from my recent Small Business Healthcare Listening Session http://t.co/MmOr7TbHbb

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Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RETWEET if agree that #WeCanDoBetter - "The #Obamacare economy: 35 part-time jobs for every new full-time position"..http://t.co/vGR3LDVsei

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JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Secretary Hagel announced that the # of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to 6 http://t.co/RfTXDI7BBg

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@mchastain81 Thank you for your support!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @Yonadav7: .@JimInhofe announces his reelection for US Senate: http://t.co/Oyo2yEwIXh RT! #oksen

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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.

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