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. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

RT @BenMTaylor: "Time is money... There's a project in Paducah, KY on the Ohio River entering its 34th year." @RepBobGibbs

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

ICYMI: Congressman Randy Weber talks with The Matt Patrick Show early this am. Tell us what you think in the... http://t.co/ZcDU9C0Ym5

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Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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RT @Pomeradonews: Duncan L. Hunter endorses Jorgensen for Congress http://t.co/Cv0rqB17mb #PomeradoNews

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Ron George (R) @RonGeorge2014

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Morning Bell: Obamacare Quiz for Employers http://t.co/TEGbtLKzbh via @heritage

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

#Obamacare is bad for business and bad for Oklahoma. If you agree, sign my petition to #defund Obamacare: http://t.co/aQnMlacZ4D

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Great crowd gathering for my town hall in Tulsa. Thanks for such a good response. http://t.co/NsPrmGfIGQ

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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.

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