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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Ander Crenshaw (R) @AnderCrenshaw

5,000 plus on tonight's Teletown. Will bring your support for #fairtax, low spending, tax reform, your opposition to #obamacare to debate.

Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tonight I bring Debbie Dooley, co- founder of the Atl Tea Party as my guest to the #SOTU. Debbie has… http://t.co/MOy7AlaunZ

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Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

RT @CommissionerKY: Make no mistake, the first step in moving forward from the disaster otherwise known as Obama is to vote @Team_Mitch on May 20th. #TeamMitch

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @gapundit: Pres. #Obama is really saying: the solution to every problem is to raise taxes... / #gapol #gagop #SOTU

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

Income inequality in America is at its highest point since before the Great Depression. #CloseTheGap #SOTU

Dr. Greg Brannon (R) @DrGregBrannon

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Mr. President, reduce the burden on small business. That will lead to more jobs and higher wages. #ncsen #sotu

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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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