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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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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"We are proud to have already made some bold endorsements this year. We backed Coast Guard veteran Art Halvorson... http://t.co/5RNHGbZFzg

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

The team working hard in campaign school. Can we get a RT for Team Inhofe?! http://t.co/AOxVU9Ldex

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

I enjoyed attending and speaking at the Columbus Dawbreakers Rotary this morning! #GA03 http://t.co/a6jY2I63DG

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RepMarkAmodei (R) @MarkAmodeiNV2

Attending retail roundtable in Reno today to talk with local business owners and retailers about their priorities #thisisretail

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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So if it isn't reformed, #SocialSecurity will go broke. My mother counts on it, and I'm committed to saving it. #ar2

Patrick Meehan (R) @RepMeehan

Discussing nutritional labeling at the Shop-Rite in East Norriton, part of my tour of 7th District businesses http://t.co/mW5R8vdwcS

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

Proud to present the TMAC Performance Excellence Award to the new Recarco plant here in the district this morning.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @ConcernedVets: Senator Mitch McConnell: @DeptVetAffairs claims backlog is a ‘national disgrace’. RT if you agree! http://t.co/te088Fii9I

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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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