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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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

This new NFL "bag" policy to search women's purses is a huge inconvenience and a violation of our privacy. This will not stand! #GoRams

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

Welcome to the Fox News crew as they set up at my office for Fox News Sunday.

Chad Fincher (R) @RepChadFincher

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Thanks to all who came out to show support at last Thursday's fundraiser in Citronelle! http://t.co/yt4MCzU7be #AL01

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David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

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@BrianGriffiths @MDMRN When he spoke at the RNC meeting recently, it seemed like he was really eying Gov.

David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

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@BrianGriffiths @MDMRN When he spoke at the RNC meeting, it appeared he was looking at Gov.

Mark Greenberg (R) @MarkGreenbergCT

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NH Register notes that @chrismurphyct is quite the political light weight- despite his title of US Senator. http://t.co/pqk8J757gJ

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @TeaPartyEdu: Please Support Conservative #TeaParty @nancymace Against Longtime RINO SellOut #LindseyGraham http://t.co/EOooIp9BO3 #TPPatriots #tcot #ocra

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Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

.@WSJ: Most States Saw Rise in Unemployment Rate http://t.co/ELVmC8NwRh House Republicans have a plan http://t.co/VcVJ2pFZaB

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Bob McDonnell (R) @BobMcDonnell

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Virginia leads the nation in smart, creative ways forward on controlled expansion of Medicaid. http://t.co/tlYGn9XmzX

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Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

On this day in 1833, Benjamin Harrison was born. A Cincy native -- born in North Bend -- that would soon become 23rd Prez of US.

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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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