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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RT @johnboehner: RT if you agree we need a #balancedbudget #4jobs & a stronger economy http://t.co/alO1LCItD1

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Team Rick Perry (R) @TeamRickPerry

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http://t.co/ihOxXzIjwu: Governor Perry on Fox and Friends on 10/15 http://t.co/8xPFUMF62k

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

I'm very proud of our conference and what we've been able to come forth with. Math over politics = common sense. http://t.co/eUUlbM7YBb

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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

My weekly stats: 27 followers and 15 unfollowers via http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG. The End.

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Alex Mooney (R) @MooneyforWV

House Campaigns Rush to File Fundraising Reports | At the Races http://t.co/kupOvuKie9

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Will Hurd (R) @WillHurd

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/giJAnnFxkK

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Will Hurd (R) @WillHurd

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/bSwv3i822G

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Will Hurd (R) @WillHurd

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/NCaK4hu5oR

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @MichaelhHoffman: @1FLPatriot @Aikenbound @LindseyGrahamSC @nancymace Nancy has more background than anyone in the Senate. She is the one

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @ciamia1212: #sctweets OUST GRAHAM in 2014. Vote @nancymace 4 US SENATE-SC. She WILL BE what SC needs 2 succeed in the Senate.

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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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