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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Neil Riser (R) @NeilRiser

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Did you see @VanceMcAllister double down on #Obamacare & Medicaid expansion at the @KNOE8 forum last night? http://t.co/I6Munz5wkG #la05

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Neil Riser (R) @NeilRiser

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Check out our new ad featuring @VanceMcAllister endorsing a central feature of #Obamacare: Medicaid expansion. http://t.co/I6Munz5wkG #la05

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Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

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5 million #ObamaCancellations and only 106,185 signed up for #Obamacare in the first month. #trainwreck http://t.co/Cbbiphtuc2

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Rep. Jim Renacci (R) @RepJimRenacci

Only 24,000 Ohioans have successfully enrolled in #Obamacare. Americans want solutions, not more apologies from this Administration

Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

Fewer than 27,000 signed up for healthcare in first month. That would only fill a third of the seats at Commonwealth Stadium #NotWorking

Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

Fewer than 27,000 signed up for healthcare in first month nationwide. That would only fill a third of the seats at Commonwealth Stadium

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) @Rep_Hunter

My prayers are with the families of the four @USMC soldiers killed at Camp Pendleton this afternoon http://t.co/pMYE1jii0g

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Vance McAllister (R) @VanceMcAllister

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Duck Commander Willie Robertson reminds you to Vote Vance on November 16th! Help us keep his ad on the air with a... http://t.co/TspnxtITQP

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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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