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. Champ Edmunds (R) @champedmunds

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Great! Thanks for your support. I've been a little under te weather lately.

Ben Sasse (R) @BenSasse

"I generation must defend freedom and passing it on to our kids. I look forward to talking to you about tonight." #NESEN

Shane Osborn (R) @osbornforsenate

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RT @ZeltDC: @osbornforsenate has spoken out against Obamacare since 2009 AND actually fought in combat to keep this country safe. #NESEN

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

RT @ReaganCoalition: Obama: "Our country has reduced our carbon footprint more than any other country." Yea bcuz millions fewer Americans are commuting to work.

Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

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If a someone lent you a helping hand during the snow storm, be sure to give them a ShoutOut here: http://t.co/yNeEkRUS6T

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Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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@MinnesotaDFL

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Record low temperatures have everyone cold! RT if you have an issue with "global warming." http://t.co/GwY0vqwC3j http://t.co/ULEGERkfG4

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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So proud to have such a great show of support at last nights Tri-County Steering Committee meeting! http://t.co/f9XTXX2w0s

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Larry Bucshon, MD (R) @RepLarryBucshon

Had the opportunity to ride in one of Toyota USA's hydrogen-powered Highlanders. Pretty cool technology. @T... https://t.co/sgmw5Mqs03

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Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

Will delivery Weekly GOP Address on finding bipartisan solutions. Joined by @SusanWBrooks @GreggHarper @RepMarthaRoby http://t.co/0q0ys70yhE

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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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