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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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

RT @ISEA_Idaho: Did you know the ISEA Primer is available with Idaho energy information?http://t.co/GQhHeEKJe0

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Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

RT @idahopower: FYI: the footpath across Swan Falls Dam is closed until late Feb. Never been? Here’s what you’re missing: http://t.co/DJf8wrSal9

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Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) @RepStutzman

It’s just common sense. RT @WISH_TV: Stutzman stands alone in farm bill opposition http://t.co/aS30NjJJ6S

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Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

The House GOP just launched http://t.co/b2QbzvJW4d, which contains a host of docs on the investigation into the terrorist attack in Benghazi

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Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

The House GOP just launched http://t.co/YbI4siMVKU, which contains a host of docs on the investigation into the terrorist attack in Benghazi

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Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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We must begin "extricating ourselves from the private option" says Dan Greenberg with @AdvanceAR http://t.co/R5fiE2k9nm #arpx

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT you agree Pres Obama needs to use his pen and phone and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline! http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Tell me what you think President Obama should do with his pen and phone to help Americans! http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs

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Paul DeMarco (R) @Paul_DeMarco

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RT @CMT_82: Growing theme w/ AL House bills: Commonsense legislation spearheaded by #AL06 candidate @Paul_DeMarco! http://t.co/viZESHvu43 @YHPolitics

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Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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I'd like to point out there is Facebook page to draft me as State Auditor. I have 37 "likes". That should about win it? #ummNo#

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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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