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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Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

RT @KansasGOP: B. Loomis in 2011: Governor's grade will skyrocket if unemployment goes below 5%. It just did. #ksgop #ksleg

Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

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RT @TimDarnellATL: Chambliss tours #Afghanistan base, meets Macon Volunteers. @SaxbyChambliss @GeorgiaGuard http://t.co/OcnmhT5RyQ @peachpundit

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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

Amy Milstead from Spring, Texas shares her story about how Obamacare is negatively affecting her small… http://t.co/RF716uOypn

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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

What small business owners like Amy Milstead want is for the government to leave them alone.… http://t.co/4Z7fj9BNzu

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Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

Mitch is the strong voice that Kentucky's working families deserve! RETWEET & WATCH our new video, "Strong Voice" http://t.co/t0uqeKN1jb

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Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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PAY TO PLAY alive & well: High-Speed Rail contractor maxed out to Jerry Brown's #CAGov2014 campaign, 3 days later Brown defends in Court

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Talking about expectations for the President's #SOTU address tonight. http://t.co/EH7GYZwXsD

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Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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Gov. Brown's focus on the “wall of debt” is just a smokescreen. Avoids real financial crisis: http://t.co/ZUO4BY1jdz

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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Tonight, I will bring Debbie Doolie, co-founder of the Atl Tea Party as my guest to the SOTU. Read her story here: http://t.co/4kAxcPxKcm

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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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