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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Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Make sure you are aware of what all is included in the new budget deal! We could have a tax we didn't expect! http://t.co/KfwTipNiJJ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Don't forget to tell me your favorite Christmas traditions! http://t.co/b3UQBPV4UB

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Congressman Joe Heck (R) @RepJoeHeck

If you know someone interested in attending a service academy have them visit http://t.co/QBmOI9XYjR #NV03 http://t.co/GzfERoTs86

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Andrew Walter (R) @_Andrew_Walter

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RT @coachingsearch: Arizona State OC Mike Norvell has indeed interviewed for the head coaching job at Arkansas State, per source. http://t.co/OacqB8TAgp

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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RT @SenRandPaul: $65 million in Sandy emergency relief money was spent on television ads promoting tourism in NJ & NY #wastebook: http://t.co/8UW0QiwA5a

Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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RT @The_RGA: .@GovernorCorbett's successful leadership has put Pennsylvania on the right path as an #energy leader for our nation. http://t.co/HqKWYrJEr4

Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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RT @The_RGA: TIME: Under @GovernorCorbett, Pennsylvania Rockets To Fastest-Growing Natural Gas State: http://t.co/HqKWYrJEr4 #JOBS

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JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Do you think this drafting error could be the straw that brakes the camel's back? #Obamacare #WhatsNext http://t.co/BxnIfUSyvW

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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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Well said! http://t.co/ybPSKXA6X6

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Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston4GA

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There is too little oversight for the disastrous MNsure. We need a new direction altogether. http://t.co/E88hxtL22H

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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.

Get the archive data file.