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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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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Typos but yes! Obama and Bernanke are weakening our currency and causing a monetary crisis. The price of consumer... http://t.co/ZCVIp7rrNv

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Ron DeSantis (R) @RepDeSantis

@WilliamJBennett & Chris Beach penned great @WSJ op-ed shining light on healthcare deal Congress arranged for itself: http://t.co/8tcbM8m0WX

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Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

1 wk to #obamacare exchanges open. "Affordable" care act set to raise health costs by $7,450 for avg family of 4 http://t.co/cxsYe6G8Rp

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

On this day in history, George Washington signed the Judiciary Act of 1978 to establish the Supreme… http://t.co/02zjnPE9TR

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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

Looking forward to a discussion with Dr. Linda Blyken & Bill Megathlin concerning issues relating to Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join the majority of Americans & Louisianans and sign the petition to #DefundObamacare http://t.co/mDApouWKRL #MakeDCListen #lasen

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

RT @phillipmbailey: Inching closer and closer to references that could apply to #KYSen, @SenTedCruz is cutting a @MattBevin ad on the Senate floor. #Obamacare

Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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@SenTedCruz reading more Tweets rom real American taxpayers - very nice! #MakeDCListen #DefundObamacare #StandWithCruz #tcot

Aaron Schock (R) @RepAaronSchock

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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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