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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Lynn Jenkins (R) @lynnjenkins

Check out several Obamacare “Navigators” telling enrollees to lie about their health status to defraud, Obamacare http://t.co/H6JeTUAIl2

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Karen Handel (R) @karenhandel

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RT @FiercelyRight: @WillKremer Can we clone @karenhandel so we can have 2 #Conservative senators for GA?! #IMakeSlogans #OutWithIsakson

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

Mark your calendars for next year's 15th Congressional District Art Competition showcase @PolkMoA April 12-May 18 http://t.co/pl2XOMaxBE

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Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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I support school choice. The best education is one directed by a student's parents." - Curtis #APSRC13

Tom Latham (R) @TomLatham

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Disgust from MSNBC host for the very men and women who fought for his right to state that "soldiers aren't heroes". http://t.co/rbL7h6jN2Q

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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

Presenting "Emotional Weekly Statistics". 17 new followers :) :) :) and 9 unfollowers :( :( :(. Via http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG

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Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

Live 810CT on Fox @AmericaNewsroom previewing today's Homeland Security hearing on Obamacare website security.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Gallup: Only 19% believe their health care will improve because of the ACA. 43% think their care will worsen http://t.co/hj5k5bpy8P

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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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