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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Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) @RepKevinCramer

Pleased to hear the #FCC is pulling the plug on its overreach into TV newsrooms

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

Yanukovich clearly enjoyed Obama's Let’s Move video…a little too much http://t.co/01735duNAc #He’sMovingAlright

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We need to move forward to safely & responsibly achieve energy independence! RT if you agree! http://t.co/jp5MuMs8ev http://t.co/Bv2WBKPTlZ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Please read the Op-Ed Rep. Carl Levin and I released in the Wall Street Journal today on the future of natural gas! http://t.co/jp5MuMs8ev

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @StockmanSenate

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RT @kesgardner: Wasn’t it Hillary who spoke of a reset button with Russia? The first four years of foreign policy drift happened on her watch.

James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

Politics is not my background. For 22 years, I served students and families in full time ministry. #TeamLankford #OKsen

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @h33ls4m3: @thomtillis ..........many well meaning people, to many, get to Washington and end up turning coat.....to the rhino kind.

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

@h33ls4m3 This election is about Republicans gaining a majority in the Senate. Then and only then can conservatives set the terms.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @politico: Ukraine on high alert as Russian troops enter Crimea http://t.co/67pL0nNNpf

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

Rep. Mike Turner Statement on Russian Military Action in Ukraine

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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.

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