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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Mike Rogers (R) @RepMikeRogersAL

Today's #CongressionalPhotoaDay is Tully enjoying the Dog Days of Summer in her University of Alabama shirt! http://t.co/36XcEofiWy

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John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

Great evening tonight w/ young professionals. Thanks to everyone for supporting @Kline4Congress! #mngop http://t.co/UvaDfm6Ty3

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Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Thanks to 18 year NH Park + Rec http://t.co/DDZLoFgTeo

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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Are you appalled by the special exemptions made for Congress w/ the new healthcare law? #DC ttp://join.joyceforcongress.com/fair-to-all-2/

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

This week I began investigating the White House for improper coordination with Obama's campaign operation #OFA. http://t.co/Vn09noMmwB

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Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

I appreciate the endorsement, Matthew! I will continue to be a conservative leader for Kentucky in the Senate. http://t.co/6eIdngA1zb

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Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Great to be with Coos County Attorney John McCormick today running 5K for Child a

Edward Lindsey (R) @edlindsey14

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A great time at the @fultongop Bucksprings breakfast this morning. #ga11 #gagop.

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

Join us for Todd's birthday http://t.co/j9fdV0PdfM

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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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