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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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Thank Senator Reid for the Government Shutdown | Congressman Randy Weber http://t.co/Rnu9L8t7sH

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Rep. Tom Cole (R) @TomColeOK04

House Republicans have worked tirelessly to prevent a government shutdown. http://t.co/SKRiDsYGSS

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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

The mailman just dropped by with my stats for the past week. 5 new followers and 6 unfollowers. Via http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG

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John Shimkus (R) @RepShimkus

John 14:6 Jesus Saudi to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Lindsey Graham (R) @GrahamBlog

It's absurb Senate Democrats won't sit down and negotiate with the House GOP.

Rep. Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

.senatorreid won't listen to House Republicans or his constituents. #LetsTalk to end the shutdown. http://t.co/xmgnSxLPZ1

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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http://t.co/NxYITtPbi5 RT @markknoller "What right do they have to pick and choose what’s going to be funded?" says Reid.

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Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

Participated in #GAPreKWeek this morning at West Chatham Elementary in Pooler. http://t.co/XRwzv2jfLF

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Tonight the House will vote on H.R. 3230, legislation that would ensure funding for @arkansasguard

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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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