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. Chris Stewart (R) @RepChrisStewart

Meeting w delegates in Sanpete county. Love this part of state! Beautiful country. Great people. Thx to you all. http://t.co/Am2NN2OfSV

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obama has constantly weakened our military & national security. Inhofe has a record of standing for our troops. http://t.co/6wJJUhVZMT

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Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R) @CongressmanGT

Speaking on #Leadership at the 2014 Woodrow Institute at the 7 Mts. #BoyScout Camp #bsa http://t.co/9nxJt0x9C0

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Bill Shuster (R) @RepBillShuster

From my NO IRS bill which defunds it to my letter calling for Lois Lerner to resign, I won't stop fighting until Obamacare is gone for good.

Ben Sasse (R) @BenSasse

See you at a town hall in Hastings, GI, Kearney, North Platte, Scottsbluff & Sarpy County this week? http://t.co/2Pxpf05yXL #nesen

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Governor Mary Fallin (R) @GovMaryFallin

Raising edu standards &increasing classroom rigor r essential 2ensuring children r preped 4college or 2begin careers: http://t.co/hj2YnUgG8J

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

We need a healthcare system that works for all Americans! RT if you agree! http://t.co/TGvPVIpSnk

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Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Gus Mayopoulos: Comedian-in-Chief | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson http://t.co/Dl8oCprmJ4

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Rand Paul (R) @DrRandPaul

RT @amash2014: It’s on! Our money bomb for Justin starts NOW. #JoinTheRebellion at http://t.co/Een6TokhjL. http://t.co/rY08Pj2Y8N

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

#TooLiberalForTooLong MT @RMConservative: Classic: McConnell votes for IMF provision, gives Reid cover, complains http://t.co/Z7Ikodz9QE

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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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