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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Dr. Milton Wolf (R) @miltonwolfmd

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Big night in the Big First! Straw poll results to be announced tomorrow. http://t.co/4YNdO9ELAV

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

Don't worry about the potential blizzard tomorrow. Come on into Revolve and get your cycle on.… http://t.co/D5Vrt52Y04

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Peter Vivaldi (R) @vivaldicongress

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Yes but I need to follow up with him. Thank you

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

LIVE at 9:05am MT this morning w/ @740KVOR @RANDALLONRADIO discussing vote yesterday to restore full COLA benefits to veterans

Steve Stivers (R) @RepSteveStivers

you're welcome, dc #lylas #bottomlessqueen RT Best Washington, D.C. Brunch Drink Specials http://t.co/tFtnr1QSqm via @drinkdc

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

The @Olympics are always so fun. I am getting excited to watch some @USOlympic men's hockey this afternoon between votes. #Sochi

Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Happy 105th Birthday Pres Lincoln. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." #tcot

Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Rule proposed to stop IRS from not grant nonprofit, tax-exempt status to political groups is “affront to free speech” http://t.co/i2G0qrsCZc

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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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