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. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

#SCOTUS hears arguments today in #HobbyLobby case. I hope they decide to protect our #FirstAmendment rights! http://t.co/FEXydh1LGd

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Igor Birman (R) @Igor_Birman

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RT @Liberty_Karaoke: #SC05's fictional @Frank_Underwood (@HouseofCards) can't make @Igor_Birman's #LibertyKaraoke, but @MickMulvaney can: https://t.co/5ojmL45A89

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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

Want more information on the IRS investigation? Click here for more information. http://t.co/B5S77fudBs

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I support Hobby Lobby and our religious freedom. Sign and RT if you support our freedoms! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR http://t.co/3h3o6zRNjf

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Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

RT @4gop: GOP @RepMoBrooks is now asking questions of VADM Syring of the Missile Defense Agency. #homeland

Mike Enzi (R) @SenatorEnzi

The EPA’s thirst for controlling your water never goes unquenched. http://t.co/aMuNAcw83y

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT @okiepolitics: OnTheOkie: @JimInhofe Passionate About #HobbyLobbyCase During Senate Floor Remarks http://t.co/9S0f5AKLpJ

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Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) @RepBlainePress

Another day, another delay for the president's healthcare law

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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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