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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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Latest report shows youth health exchange enrollment figures are way below target. And now this: http://t.co/rYq7lAK0gB

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We should keep the promises we make to our fighting men and women. Please join me if you agree http://t.co/B42f2CopSa http://t.co/7265Rnow8G

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Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @MCITLFrAphorism: God bless @RepSeanDuffy, Catholic husband and father, and wife with child number 7 on the way. #FaithandFamily

Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @Ghutsch: BOOM!!!! @RepSeanDuffy knocks it out of the park on F&F this morning!!! Keep fighting the good fight Sean!! #cutspending #sot

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Fighting Obama’s liberal agenda never makes me tired! #absolutelytireless http://t.co/sWVkhrEGxP

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

cool pic. Surprised you got the door open! RT @soares_mkV: @GovChristie snow is still coming down here in Elizabeth. http://t.co/CnMcUvF8Ju

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Get well soon Mike Stepovich- you are a true champion for Alaska and I wish you a speedy recovery!

Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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Happy Anniversary to my one true love, Rowena! Here is a fitting #tbt as we celebrate and remember http://t.co/Xoisgq3Qum

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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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