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. Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

RT @schencra: @repcorygardner up over 100% for a similar family plan. Our is discontinued too.

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Weber: Five years later and still no pipeline http://t.co/cXqF6GsUZn

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

House Passes First Major Food Stamp Reforms Since 1996

Nan Hayworth (R) @NanHayworth

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Please check out my op-ed in LoHud about health care and Washington's shutdown showdown and be sure to LIKE and... http://t.co/05wuRirU0e

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Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

RT @HianTech: Hian Technologies is on Google+. Follow us on https://t.co/mweQntpMgQ

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Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

Support the free-market replacement to the impending Obamacare nightnare--The American Health Care Reform Act (RSC) http://t.co/JlFWQ47tgn

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @morgan_tea: Support the @DavidVitter amendment, no #Obamacare exemption for Congress.

Senator Mike Crapo (R) @MikeCrapo

And I would also like to point out that iTunes radio is awesome. #IOS7

Rep. Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

Visited by @AmericanBakers this week. Over 12,000 Hoosiers work in the baking industry. http://t.co/KnQ0yVxrjq

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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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