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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

59% of Americans disapprove of the job that President Obama is doing! RT if you disapprove too! http://t.co/Rb57APaj4m

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Today's painful visit to the dentist may have scared me off sweets for quite a while. Stay away from me, sour gummy worms! #GummyWorms

Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

Thanks to the volunteers helping @Mid_OHFoodbank in the Bainbridge community today! http://t.co/xKtx47c71m

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Mark Jacobs (R) @MarkJacobsIowa

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Let's go @cyclonesmbb #Sweet16

Rep. Michael Grimm (R) @repmichaelgrimm

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Even the #siclown knows it shouldn't take this long 4 Sandy victims 2 get the $$ Congress passed 2 help them rebuild! http://t.co/RdNeq8zKQk

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James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

March 31 is the last day to register to vote in the OK GOP Primary! Learn more here: http://t.co/AlwOeSLJCO http://t.co/Swhx1tlaVX

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Doug Ducey (R) @dougducey

@hughhewitt thank you Hugh! Looking forward to it... #Ducey2014

Annette Bosworth, MD (R) @AnnetteBosworth

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The 7 Stock Photos in Mike Rounds’ South Dakota Ad — Including One From Paris http://t.co/hFvYtstplw via @rollcall

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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

Hoping on a plane w/ @repjohnkline Looking forward 2 visiting students & educators @ Global & Aspen Academies #schoolchoice #CharterSchools

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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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