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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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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RT @Reince: Thinking about proposing? Hold that thought– thx to #ObamaCare couples will actually save $$$ by NOT getting married. http://t.co/Is4DuifaFT

Rep. Cory Gardner (R) @SenCoryGardner

RT @RepTipton: I'll be speaking on the House floor around 12:30pm MT in support of my Planning for American Energy Act. Watch live: http://t.co/FrqbgdVipv

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R) @RepHultgren

HR 3193 will allow an oversight panel to set aside CFPB regs that threaten safe and sound operations of financial institutions (2/2)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

150 years ago today, Pres Lincoln said "govt of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish..." #tcot http://t.co/QTtk1yA1SN

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Col. Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

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It was great visiting with Wes Bordelon, President & CEO of Bordelon Marine Industry. Thanks for your support! #lasen

CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

My weekly stats: 11 followers and 6 unfollowers via http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG. The End.

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Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

JOIN Reps. Ellmers & Pittenger for 12:30 PM Hangout w North Carolinians Harmed by #Obamacare http://t.co/DVNyf16rZW #CLT #nc09

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Col. Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

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RT @SenMikeLee: Happy 238th birthday to @USMC. I would like to thank all Marines for their sacrifice and service.

Donna Sheldon (R) @Donna_Sheldon

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RT @Renee_Unterman: @Donna_Sheldon great turnout for superior candidate 10CD, on the trail to victory in 2014! We are so proud of you, keep it up!

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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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