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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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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I voted and the House just passed a CR to #defundObamacare. Thnx to the American ppl for making this vote possible! http://t.co/0xJLSAI7SS

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Is it the official policy of @SacDems to call women "pubic lice" and fantasize about the death of children? @AllenBrauer @TheDemocrats #tcot

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @BurlCoatFactory: Good day. Please use hashtag #coats thanks.

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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RT @TexGov: Watch @GovernorPerry on @FoxNews' @TeamCavuto 3:30 CT, discussing Texas' strong economy and job market.

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Retweet if you support House-passed bill to control reckless spending, #DefundObamacare and keep the government open. http://t.co/GPKoWzOrvt

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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Out of control government. https://t.co/nmMLH4vLEQ

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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

Great to be in OOB to honor our veterans. Today, we recognize POW/MIAs in Maine & throughout our Nation. #Veterans http://t.co/Gbe4K8cWRO

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Paul R. LePage (R) @Governor_LePage

Great to be in OOB to honor our veterans. Today, we recognize POW/MIAs in Maine & throughout the Nation. #Veterans http://t.co/VL3TV8kv02

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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Check out Chris Balkema, Republican for Congress. I just joined. http://t.co/0Wl3abjR2P

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Joe Kaufman (R) @JoeKaufmanUSA

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Customize your message http://t.co/hBMnreASk7

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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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