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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Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Thanks to all of our partners in economic development & tourism who joined our reception tonight at the Executive Residence.

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

RT @Heritage_Action: CEO @MikeNeedham: Budget deal is "significant achievement for the president" http://t.co/htGD9pRsUj #haction #tcot

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

In ’08 the energy market was upended; now oil production is up 50% &we are exporting natural gas instead of importing http://t.co/jjIEaIi78o

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I want to hear about your experiences with #Obamacare! RT & click here: http://t.co/hPobF4n6XW http://t.co/pcn5lX1WMD

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Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

I am planning on supporting the budget agreement reached by @PRyan and @PattyMurray. Read more http://t.co/1szxqGN2gw

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R) @RepScottRigell

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Col. Rob Maness (R) @RobManess

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
SAVE THE DATE: Join us at a Fundraiser for Col. Rob Maness hosted by Conservative Radio Host Michael Berry https://t.co/08W6Isbn0n #lasen

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Darlene Senger (R) @DarleneSenger

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
If you think Illinois needs an #honestbudget sign our petition @ http://t.co/yas5Jx3BnN #PeoplePoweredPolitics http://t.co/LC2uyXWhG3

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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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