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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I'm fighting every day to keep bad liberal policies out of Oklahoma. Ensure we can continue the fight, donate today: http://t.co/MtGCrtHBhB

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Which rollout was worse: New Coke, Crystal Pepsi, Apple Maps … or #Obamacare? See here: http://t.co/Bwl8cYJUPP

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

Happy Halloween from Woody! @jessemermell where's Isabella's costume? http://t.co/lM8WsxDzE6

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @WYMT: Federal grant to provide for new jobs in Eastern Kentucky http://t.co/ZpHqOZX6ix

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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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EVOC tomorrow. I'll do fine. I've had so much fun.. We killed it today.. Sliding...Spinning...everything I love... http://t.co/zQMRnVPXkE

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Today is a sad day for #Nebraska as we mourn the loss of my close friend former #NE02 Congressman John McCollister.

Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Early voting starts Saturday, Nov 1 and continues through next Saturday, Nov 9. (Except Sunday) Please take the... http://t.co/hbqCEzYy5Q

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Early voting Starts Saturday Nov 2 and runs through next Saturday, Nov 9. (Except Sunday). Please take the... http://t.co/IVdWrcz1PC

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Mike McFadden (R) @MikeForMN

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Remember @alfranken’s promise that “people who are happy with their current plan, wouldn't need to change it”? http://t.co/ugQwuEPZWF

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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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