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. Champ Edmunds (R) @champedmunds

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RT @HeatherGrantNC: I support the #FairTax and the abolition of the IRS. #CTOT #RedNationRising

Steve Chabot (R) @SteveChabot

Thank you to everyone who came to my fundraiser this morning and to @MikeforAuditor for the generous introduction. http://t.co/m8mrH4HeKz

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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@DanielStrauss4 Too True.

Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

Great things are happening in Mississippi. Energy growth, aerospace, advanced manufacturing--all moving in out state. #BIPEC

Gov Dave Heineman (R) @DaveEHeineman

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This is a test.

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you agree we need a President who will strengthen the U.S. not weaken it! http://t.co/kDGhEmPo1j

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

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As a former FBI agent, catch me 2nite @ 10:15PM on @CNN w/ @donlemon as we discuss the questions & theories surrounding missing #Flight370.

Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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RT @1CalifDreamin: Watch @electdonnelly #frontrunner #CAGov on @Varneyco FoxBus THIS MORNING 8:15 am #SaveCA #GotLiberty #tcot

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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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