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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Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@FakeErnie SWEET!!!Do any pay more than the 12k/year we make Ernie?

Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@OneSadBastard sure is that the day EBT cards get recharged?

Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

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CONFIDENTIAL - Happy Birthday Curtis Money Bomb! - http://t.co/AiNTU6SygE

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obama could use his pen and phone to FIRE Secretary Sebelius for the disastrous roll out of Obamacare! http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Tell me what you think Obama should do with his pen and phone here: http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs #ObamaPenandPhone

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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@jackson_co_gop

McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Obamas lawlessness in 50 Seconds! NOW is the time to Stand against his Tyranny! http://t.co/JCmA0Jzi5D #McDaniel4MS #MSSen #tcot

Jason Zachary (R) @JasonZacharyTN

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Easton bat bag, Wilson Glove(worn by 5yr old) size 12 nike cleats, 2 bats (12 and 16 ounce) and 5 balls. $50... http://t.co/fJo4NJNNjK

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

RT @dcexaminer: Rand Paul: Texas will turn Democratic in 10 years if Republicans don't change http://t.co/MvVQSlPZU2

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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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