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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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Enjoyed attending the @LakeHealth annual event this weekend to help raise awareness for comprehensive health services in #LakeCounty.

Cuccinelli Press (R) @CuccinelliPress

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RT @DannyLopezDiaz: CNN: “Kim Winn Came 2 Event Solely 2 See Clinton. Asked If She Planned 2 Vote 4 Terry, Grimaced & Shook Head”: http://b

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

The UN Arms Trade Treaty violates Americans' rights. Sign my petition if you agree we shouldn't be bound by it: http://t.co/Wmi6Sz8kyV

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Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston4GA

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I still find the tragedy in Benghazi & the subsequent lies from the Admin unacceptable. We can't let it happen again. http://t.co/CwjKU93HhD

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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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For my down time at EVOC, i am starting the series "Arrow"

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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@Wade_in_America I'm an original co-sponsor and write the language .

Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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I commit to advance and protect data-driven #marketing with @DMA_USA. Learn more http://t.co/lWnHbw0fkW. #ddmi #DMAPledge

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I couldn't get the video to play inside the IR website / article.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Please delete me from your text list. Thanks.

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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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