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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Ron George (R) @RonGeorge2014

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RT @abourg_Capital: @RonGeorge2014 releases statement calling on Dwyer to resign and get help, saying his constituents "deserve good representation." #mdpolitcs

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) @RepMickMulvaney

Wrapping up a tour of Bluestar Silicones in Rock Hill #sctweets http://t.co/4o86wnriA4

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Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

Great to join eximbank President fredhochberg at a forum this morning to help local businesses gain… http://t.co/UtnmGrcmht

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Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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Some people have reporting getting an error on the Donations page of the Joe Carr for Senate website... http://t.co/GchTNleoUX

Rep. Adrian Smith (R) @RepAdrianSmith

Touring Exmark Manufacturing in Beatrice http://t.co/SVzN0hWrBQ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I'm calling for an investigation into NSA violations by the Obama Administration. Read more and sign my petition: http://t.co/gXoWhcszCl

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @thebta: .@JohnCornyn in El Paso with BTA's Jesse Hereford, Sylvia Hill of Delphi and Mayor Leeser. Ivan Jaime of UP here 2. http://t.co/p4r6ipoIFB

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

It was a pleasure meeting everyone this AM in Brevard County - thanks for the lively discussion! http://t.co/OepnPZQbvH

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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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