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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Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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RT @SarahPalinUSA: Those who work in D.C. when government offices close for a "snow day"... http://t.co/ScFWYIL1oa

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Tell me what issues are important to you in Oklahoma! http://t.co/txmN5Stkbc

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

A constituent humbled herself asking the community for help. With a sick son and water cut-off, help if you can. http://t.co/wpYn6aQdMJ

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Attend @PAMELASILVA Scholarship event 2 assist @FIUBusiness + @OurSJMC 1st generation students #PSCScholar http://t.co/MhgTJvFn3d

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

Pledged to protect medicare and military pensions, voted for cuts on both. #ownworstenemy https://t.co/doGypFscXo http://t.co/ze4bICWU1N

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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Dirty Cornyn group funded by illegal alien lobbyist, registered to Karl Rove, steps up Stockman attacks as Cornyn slides in polls.

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @adambodily: .@thomtillis opens his Cornelius Office this morning and gets a grand volunteer reception #NCpol #Senate http://t.co/IJxxLOHTdt

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Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/VWc4m03Qqk

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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After push back from WH, @USCBO stands firm on report that min wage increase will cost 500,000 jobs by 2016 http://t.co/Ub67KEpcy9

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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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