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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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

Here is the unedited recording of my town hall meeting last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who turned out! http://t.co/lzGBb2Tp3P

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Great to be on air in Barren County. Thank you Wes Royse at WCLU. http://t.co/ZHOJyC70j5

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Kenny Marchant (R) @MarchantforTX24

I just watched @tedcruz 's speech from Tuesday night with @HeritageActTX. The time is now to #DefundObamacare. Not another penny!

Rep. Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

Wrapping up at Lebanon Congress on Your Corner, off to Avon COYC at 4:30p this afternoon. Town Hall Park. See you there.

Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Thanks for the informative tour yesterday @cemex of your Victorville facility.

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @jimantle: Rand Paul sometimes gives a speech about a young Ronald Reagan finding his father sprawled out drunk on the front lawn.

Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

Congressman Todd Young : eNewsletter: Fairness for American Families http://t.co/6UjwdGT5l6

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Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

Congressman Todd Young : eNewsletter: Fairness for American Families

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

#NSA collected thousands of American emails w/o terror connection. Hold Obama admin accountable, sign my petition: http://t.co/gXoWhcszCl

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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The Ferguson Forum: Stockman on Glenn Beck's BlazeTV pushes for investigation of Obama, #Bengahzi http://t.co/vE4zJgl55a #tcot

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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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