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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Pete Olson (R) @PeteOlson

Texas proves that reducing spending and limiting government works! #tcot #TXGOP http://t.co/0lSvSSUVnj

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

RT @BuncombeYRs: Join us and NC House Speaker @thomtillis at our annual convention this Saturday. Details: http://t.co/5pWVaz4zKt #ncpol #ncgov #NCSen

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Randy Forbes (R) @Randy_Forbes

Introduced HR 4217 to prevent funding reductions for commissaries, one of the military family’s most valued benefits http://t.co/ZHCxebCAe2

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Heather Grant (R) @HeatherGrantNC

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @AmyMek: Vladimir #Putin Sure Is A Ladies Man... #tcot #SorryNotSorry http://t.co/AbbDNqNakZ

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

28 reasons you should buy a one-way ticket to the Sunshine State http://t.co/ilRnvVyz2R #sayfie

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Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
ICYMI: I discussed the latest on what the FBI, Intel community know about missing flight #MH370 with @megynkelly http://t.co/6ZifonS3qA

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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

RT @ArkansasProject: Lawsuit award directed to shore up Medicaid expansion funding has disappeared. Story from Dan Greenberg: http://t.co/Xe66KMYBbq #arpx #aca

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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

From #FastAndFurious to telling state attorneys general not enforce laws they disagree with, Eric Holder’s list of transgressions is long.

Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thanks @BillCassidy 4 your help in ensuring flood insurance stays affordable from the Big Apple 2 the Big Easy! http://t.co/sglA5ZB1J7

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Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

Today is the first day of Spring! I wish the good weather was here to stay!

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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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