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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Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

RT @kstate_pres: K-State alumnus @SenPatRoberts speaking to @KSFarmBureau breakfast at @KansasStateFair - giving great comments on KS Agriculture!

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

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@RepJoeCarr tells crowded room at Memphis Beat Lamar he's for pulling out of United Nations because it doesn't benefit U.S. #beatlamar

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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RT @Defeat_Shuster: Shuster made a FB "@ArtHalvorson FactCheck" page, but then quickly changed the settings because of all the anti-Shuster comments. HAHA! #PA9

Frank LoBiondo (R) @RepLoBiondo

RT @NickyDellz: Frank LoBiondo just called me to congratulate me for being and Eagle Scout and now I get to go to Washington to eat lunch with him #what

Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

Looking forward to a busy legislative schedule in the next few weeks. Here's this week's schedule: http://t.co/brmUHXS7xm #tx25

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

Today the House will reconvene. Check out this week's floor schedule here: http://t.co/brmUHXS7xm #tx25

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Syria could cost hundreds of millions of dollars or more -- RT to say no to intervention in Syria http://t.co/eKNE12sU0b

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

ICYMI: Congressman Weber talks with Andrew Wilkow/The Wilkow Majority on #Syria. Listen now, to learn about where... http://t.co/2eyCmECYiq

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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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