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. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

"If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it." Pres Obama #Benghazi

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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THANK YOU for your continued support as we head for the run-off election on November 16th. I ask that you share... http://t.co/L7rXIgbUqX

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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

On my way to speak at the American Energy Jobs Rally on the West Front of the Capitol #coal #jobs #ohio7 http://t.co/w1usSST1Ny

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obama lied to the American people:"you'll be able to keep your health care plan" Not true-Say you won't stand for it> http://t.co/B8sC1rbSCO

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Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

Learning about new oil drilling technology 800 ft below the surface in Fredonia, KS. Fascinating! http://t.co/zBJsoFRYGl

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Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

MT @RepTomPrice: Heading to budget conference committee to make my opening remarks. You can watch live on C-SPAN / http://t.co/4k1PwHzhRw

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Jackie Walorski (R) @StandWithJackie

Many Americans on the individual insurance market will see modifications to their existing plans. Read more: http://t.co/a2de1OsNXJ

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Eric Cantor (R) @RepEricCantor

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @RepReneeEllmers VIDEO: A Promise He Could Not Keep http://t.co/Hghtx2fCc3#BrokenPromises

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Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

The First Lady and I at our fifth stop outside Chowpatty restaurant in Iselin. #TheGov #TheBus #MPC http://t.co/8C6CAFiAVu

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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.

Get the archive data file.