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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Richard Cash (R) @cash4senate

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Excited about the various events at the SC Tea Party Convention, esp. the US Senate candidates' first debate on Mon. #tcot #SCsen #sctweet

Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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Also, thank you to @CABeacons for opening up your facilities and for having His People lead us in the Nat'l Anthem. http://t.co/fOphe68JYf

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Terri Lynn Land (R) @TerriLLand

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Terri stopped by to check out this years North American Truck of the Year, built right here in… http://t.co/uqMo4Mm4Fn

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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RT @gapundit: @PaulBrounforGA - we need to lower the cost of energy and eliminate EPA #gagop #gapol #GAGOPdebate

Doug Truax (R) @DougTruax

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RT @ClimateDepot: Michael Mann calls Judith Curry’s Senate testimony ‘anti-science’ — Curry Issues Challenge to Mann http://t.co/oDE1f4sYQT

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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Jimmy Kimmel crushes #Obamacare http://t.co/wlWFWnjYcr

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Jorge Bonilla (R) @BonillaCongress

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https://t.co/rTHBAX4uLN

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Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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Behind the mic at the @karnnewsradio studio with @DaveElswick for the hour! Listen live at http://t.co/lcjN8kwNqV #ar2

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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Big thanks to @csu_standards for the tour and informative mtg on energy efficiency issues #OH14 http://t.co/Gtp63I9K46

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Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Going through the Library and found letter my cousin wrote to President Bush after her brother was… http://t.co/s4EHR7WLVe

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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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