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 Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

RT @chucktodd: GOP House Whip McCarthy hints House has one more CR w/health care provisions in them. Also, a clean very short term CR not ruled out either

Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

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We're working this wknd to prevent a gov't shutdown but we must ensure our troops & their families are cared for http://t.co/hVl0wfrpH7

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

@jdavidsonlawyer I find your tweets just as delusional as your made up quotes. You seem like a very angry person and I hope you get help

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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We are in the last day of the #MaceMoneyBomb and have until midnight tonight to send a message to Lindsey Graham.... http://t.co/DKX3woUnSg

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Will you donate $15 before midnight to help us meet our online fundraising goal? We need 10 Twitter donations: http://t.co/reF5ds1Rfy

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Kenny Marchant (R) @RepKenMarchant

Co-signed a letter to @SpeakerBoehner urging him not to take any House immigration bill to conference w/ Senate. Read http://t.co/nU74bliyez

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Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

You can both be right! http://t.co/oK2SX2cYGh RT @LizMair: @mattklewis Filthy CR sounds like the best, though.

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Ron DeSantis (R) @RepDeSantis

Glad that DeSantis/Vitter amendment to block congressional #ObamaCare subsidies will be included in the CR. #tcot

Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Join Dan Bongino and Ken Cuccinlli in Fairfax #bongino2014 http://t.co/TQSfgVh5pG

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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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