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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Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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RT @PABizCouncil: Love the $25 million post-secondary scholarship for middleclass PA students going to college or trade school @GovernorCorbett #PaBudget

Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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"Education is the largest single item in my budget." #SmarterPA #StrongerPA http://t.co/qVLCMfJ1lX

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Mike Rogers (MI-08) (R) @RepMikeRogers

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Obamacare exchange enrollment estimates a loss of at least 2 million full-time jobs over the next 3 years.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

See my comments on Megan Kelly last night on the "Outrageous Lie" that is the Benghazi cover-up! http://t.co/pGaPuGEMgz

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

"This is a huge victory for #Kentucky agriculture and our economy." - Sen. McConnell. #Hemp http://t.co/7gpshLn8ZT

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Mike Collins (R) @MikeCollinsGA

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@oldno6ga

Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

Riding with Allen who is doing a great job for the people of Kansas keeping their roads clear and safe http://t.co/LXugik46PO

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Dave Reichert (R) @davereichert

Rep. Reichert speaks out to prevent first responders from being left in the lurch by the healthcare law: http://t.co/6M8V7lTFop

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

President continuing to lie about the attack at Benghazi is inexcusable and an outrageous lie! http://t.co/pGaPuGEMgz

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Will you stand with me to stop the Benghazi cover-up? RT and SIGN today to stand with me! http://t.co/pGaPuGEMgz

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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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