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

Please RETWEET and sign my petition if you agree the Benghazi cover-up needs to stop! https://t.co/YqaAdWgQf5

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Carlos Curbelo (R) @carloslcurbelo

RT @JesuitRefugee: < 2 million #refugees registered by @Refugees in #Syria’s 4 neighbouring countries. We all have a responsibility. http://t.co/Yfk8rUXpEB

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Dr. Milton Wolf (R) @miltonwolfmd

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @bhartman87: YR straw poll was valid in the eyes of @PatRoberts2014 supporters until results showed lack of support. Campaign imploding? #ksgop #tcot

Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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National School Choice Week officially started yesterday! Look forward to unveiling our education plan this Wed. #argov #arpx #scw

Tom Cotton (R) @TomCottonAR

First thing President Obama needs to do in his State of the Union address: Apologize to the American people.

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

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RT @LukeRussert: Nearly 4 years after Obamacare became the law of the land, the Senate #GOP has released their own healthcare plan http://t.co/wpLlA4xZJr

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Peter Vivaldi (R) @vivaldicongress

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RT @bennyjohnson: Rep. Alan Grayson's kids names are: 1. Skye 2. Star 3. Sage 4. Storm 5. Stone (this is real) http://t.co/wHpxwpINs6

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

If you are looking for #SOTU live tweets tomorrow night, make sure to follow my gov't official account @TXRandy14.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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If Cornyn is #2, and McCain is #1, does that mean Cornyn is bragging he's less conservative than McCain?

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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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