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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Will you share with me your favorite Christmas tradition? Click here to see the showcased traditions - http://t.co/EqGM53J00y

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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RT @KenValliere: @BroLes3 @PuttingTexas1st I'll be voting for @StockmanSenate he's the best candidate to fire @JohnCornyn

Robert Pittenger (R) @RobertPittenger

Our region & its future are at stake as the Obama machine focuses onto NC after the victory in VA! http://t.co/ZBnChh4C3p

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I LIKE what I am reading this morning. The Washington Post has us featured as one of 2014's top 10 races! Let's... http://t.co/pb56tSblV9

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I like what I am reading this morning. The Washington Post has us featured as one of 2014's top 10 races! Let's... http://t.co/Gih3RRR8vf

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I like what I am reading this morning. The Washington Post has us featured as one of 2014's top 10 races! Let's... http://t.co/KXIGHefPuj

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

The top 10 races of 2014: No. 6 (VIDEO) http://t.co/3joVLunmnb

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Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

The recommendations discussed today are part of an ongoing discussion w/ @pewresearch, #msleg and other stakeholders. #MSPublicSafetyWorks

Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

Due to deteriorating weather conditions around Greater Boston today, all non-emergency state employees are being released at 1:30pm today.

Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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My father-in-law Carl Rosenbaum, past International Rotary Director, past President, being ignored by http://t.co/L2ZMq8pIVU

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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.

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