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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Heather Grant (R) @HeatherGrantNC

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@PamFayetteville @LindaSuhler @HeatherGrantNC Heather is extremely educated but speaks in plain language, not grandiloquent bombast. #WAAR

Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Let's Renew America together! Check out my website to learn about how to get involved! #ga11 http://t.co/cJIS1wecHe http://t.co/N4zzUjpwUs

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Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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@theballtruck so you're not heading this way?

Senator Bob Corker (R) @SenBobCorker

Senator Corker is in Murfreesboro meeting with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the @rucochamber. http://t.co/7pGinKZErD

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Gov Dave Heineman (R) @DaveEHeineman

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testing post.

Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

I has the opportunity to join Missoula Meals on Wheels this morning and deliver meals to Missoula… http://t.co/593IItcR0y

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Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Join us TONIGHT at the Monroe Community Center for the Walton County GOP debate at 7pm. #ga11 http://t.co/IrdgJH2kDl http://t.co/BxF71yFStr

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Governor Tom Corbett (R) @GovernorCorbett

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Gov. Corbett Tours DeVilbiss Healthcare In Somerset http://t.co/6Pot9ycClA

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Erik Paulsen (R) @Erik_Paulsen

RT @gcountryman: There wouldn't be a cause for delay to tax relief this year if the tax bill last year hadn't raised taxes.

Rep. Champ Edmunds (R) @champedmunds

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RT @maggiejaehnig: Israel's defense chief says U.S. projecting weakness http://t.co/PV0te8BruH #ctot #ccot

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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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