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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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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FACT: John Cornyn voted with Democrats to let Obama bypass the Senate and automatically install many federal appointees (2011, RC 101)

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Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

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Pleased to announce @fema has awarded $1.5M grant to Ocean County to continue rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Sandy http://t.co/0k4cwshWtB

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Chris Balkema (R) @chrisbalkema

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I am strongly against Common Core and, as your congressman, I will work to remove it. "Like" if you agree! http://t.co/sRigyItNu2

Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

RT @Sen_JoeManchin: Waves of Fun in Hurricane is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for people to use their showers. #wvchemleak

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Check out my floor speech on HR. 801, the HR 801, the Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act http://t.co/wxSITETEXJ

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Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

I will be on @kwtx in a few minutes to discuss the work being done in Washington. Watch live: http://t.co/dSKevfNAat

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Dan Logue (R) @danlogue4cd3

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@stevefriedrich #Tesla shares up 16 percent after Q4 sales blow past forecasts. http://t.co/Jj1yGv1FLB http://t.co/CpiUsqoJzC

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Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

RT @ALGOP: Bravo to @GovernorBentley on a great #ALSOTS we are proud of all the work he has done for AL!

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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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