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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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

So proud of TJ Oshie's response after being called a hero on Saturday at the Olympics. #USA http://t.co/WEkGXshLex

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Rep. Andy Barr (R) @RepAndyBarr

RT @BereaCRs: We are proud of Congressman Andy Barr for working with Kentucky Veterans and talking with them about their... http://t.co/sV0aBQd8tG

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David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
every year I will decrease the budget by 3%. We will take less money from cities and stop the exodus of Marylanders for our state #Taxes

Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

Via @WashingtonPost: Is another illegal ObamaCare fix in the works? http://t.co/iTNwZYhWWN

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

#Google will expand their #fiber network to 2 major cities in NC, making it one of few states with multiple installments. Good for business.

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

@BradMarston Stone Ridge Corporation, what would you have different?

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

@BradMarston Enjoyed your blog post, lots of practical advice in there. http://t.co/ePoGLzZjQm

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Dr. Milton Wolf (R) @miltonwolfmd

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My FairTax townhall open to everyone & all questions. Pat Roberts (R-VA) visited Dodge City and held an "invite-only 'targeted townhall.'"

Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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This--->... http://t.co/BIm2cYqI5W

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Carr for U.S. Senate (R) @CarrforTN

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RT @reservecop: @CarrforTN Proud to follow a patriot back

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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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