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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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: I-90: road reopened btwn SD240-Wall-Exit 110 and US83 S-Murdo-Exit 192.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDPublicSafety: SD DOT crews are now opening Interstate 90 from Sturgis to Rapid City. The remaining portions of the road will hopefully follow later. #sdwx

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDPublicSafety: #SouthDakota officials announce the section of Interstate 90 between Wall and Rapid City is now open. #sdwx

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: I-90: road reopened btwn Ellsworth Air Force Base-Exit 67 and SD240-Wall-Exit 110.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: I-90: road reopened btwn WY State Line and US14A & SD34-Sturgis-Exit 30.

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @mattklewis: Wow. MT @JasonBWhitman: No, seriously, the petty bastards in the Obama Administration turned off Amber Alert website http://t.co/JdcomJqVUX

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Obama now declaring he will refuse to meet with Congress about the debt ceiling. #PresidentStompyFeet

Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Gov. Rick Perry: Americans want government to function properly http://t.co/kdDwLVM2Gx

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Democrats: NPR doesn't rely on tax dollars. But if you reduce those tax dollars Big Bird will die.

Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

We need make sure our kids are career-ready or college-ready. The first step to that is graduating from high school. -BES

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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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