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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Pat Maciariello (R) @pat_maciariello

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Check out @megynkelly picking apart the lies of #Obamacare by grilling a former campaign press secretary http://t.co/zovkEkNTYt

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Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston4GA

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I am pushing legislation to put Obama and Biden on Obamacare. LIKE you support this effort! http://t.co/mcngpzmoqq

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

President Obama's rush to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran has undermined years of bipartisanship. RT if you agree http://t.co/UWl6OSe9N5

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Doc Hastings (R) @DocHastings

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RT @farenthold: At U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. @DocHastings speaking. http://t.co/9Xrfgc6xcp

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Great to see the @uscapitol Christmas tree officially lit up for the season tonight! http://t.co/2vrt0qlomI

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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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Obama is out of control because RINO's are complicit. Will 2014 Primaries produce enough leaders to constain Obama?

Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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RT @DylanKyleDavis: @Donna_Sheldon are you too good for GCSU? You just lost Baldwin @peachpundit @gapundit #noshow

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

If #Obamacare is so great, why is @SenatorReid (a staunch supporter of the legislation) exempting some of his staff? http://t.co/sCoZXa728r

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

It was great to be in Oklahoma City and to see the campaign volunteers and interns. Thank you for all your hard work. http://t.co/hV9Fz4EMvr

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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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