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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Diane Black (R) @RepDianeBlack

Good luck to our Trousdale County Yellow Jackets as they take on Adamsville High School in the #BlueCrossBowl @ 11 AM CT in Cookeville!

Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

RT @10thGenNC: @RepReneeEllmers by lowering premiums because being able to get pregnant is no longer treated as a liability? Be sure to mention that.

Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

Thanks @google for hosting Indiana Get Your Business Online event today http://t.co/hJZz17FqG7 http://t.co/2arDGIwaSz

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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

Thanks @google for hosting Indiana Get Your Business Online event today http://t.co/uhoYuSiBHx

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Senator Dan Coats (R) @SenDanCoats

Thanks @google for hosting Indiana Get Your Business Online event today http://t.co/i5lsXn2dpE

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

On this day of remembrance, we honor those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, & those who have foughtcontinue the fight for freedom.

Dr. Joe Heck (R) @Heck4Nevada

Spent time on this Pearl Harbor National Remembrance Day at American Legion Post 8 where I met these two great patriots: Charles Johnson...

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Touchdown! HUGE score going into halftime #Mizzou #SECATL

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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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