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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Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

@harlancoben and I are honored to be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence this Sunday.

Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

Here's a #tbt from our Little League days. http://t.co/ZLQ2jgHWYK, #NJGov

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Stanford poll of scientists shows belief in "man-made global warming" dropping steadily for the last few years http://t.co/9rqjDKJQSt

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

It’s been a busy August. So far I’ve done 9 public forums, with over 1800 people.

Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

It’s been great to be back in Texas the past few weeks. I look forward to more meeting the next few weeks.

Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

RT @SPageOnline: Jackie Walorski's backbone earns "Spine Award"... http://t.co/gBZ5eYgrsK

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

The Justice Department needs to stop interfering with the #AmericanAirlines merger http://t.co/MsXvX4JJuI

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Another reason why we must #RepealObamacare: @Delta Airlines just announced that Obamacare will cost it $100M in 2014 http://t.co/UmDgA7gvrv

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

In SE KS today for Chanute's Allies Day. Touring businesses & learning about great programs to boost the economy. http://t.co/PKKFgwBwDH

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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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