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

I spoke on @HouseFloor honoring Staff Sgt. Bowden, an EOD officer who gave his life defending our country. http://t.co/TX7MOwOcEp @USArmy

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Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

RT @Transport: Retweet if you support growth, jobs, and trade. We do. #WRRDA http://t.co/VDU1j6OWMh http://t.co/bgbIWQJECu

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Howard Coble (R) @HowardCoble

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Introducing the Patent Litigation Reform Bill

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Since everyone has been asking, we have a new order of big signs and yard signs that will be available starting... http://t.co/o3OM6lo2YP

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Debra Hobbs (R) @DebraHobbsforAR

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Debra Hobbs greeting people in Lowell outside Daylight Donuts this morning. http://t.co/9hmoLX0lhy

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Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

RT @texmed: Of Texas' 254 counties, 76 counties had one health insurer in the marketplace in October 111 counties had two. http://t.co/HjVFRrVOM6

Karen Handel (R) @karenhandel

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RT @toriwester: Alert: meet you in Bibb. RT @JadeMorey: “@toriwester: Alert: I'm in Peach County. CC: @JadeMorey” Alert: I'm in Baldwin.

Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

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RT @UN: 24 October has been celebrated as #UNday since 1948 -- #HappyBirthdayUN! See how the UN makes a difference here: http://t.co/ruPtzkyXg8

Ken Cuccinelli (R) @KenCuccinelli

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Terry McAuliffe doesn't have a plan for this puppy...or anything else in Virginia. RETWEET if you agree. #VAGovDebate http://t.co/rHFyaGA1vv

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Alex Mooney (R) @MooneyforWV

Visited Calhoun, Whirt, Jackson Co's in #wv02 today. Enjoyed speaking at Putnam Co's Spaghetti Dinner! Here I am... http://t.co/LiiXqT3ZPF

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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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