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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Steve Stivers (R) @stevestivers

These cookies being sold @ area Paneras. Proceeds go to @autismspeaks. Proud to show support! #CookieSelfieforAutism http://t.co/sXqb0pA5fj

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Scott Garrett (R) @RepGarrett

"The trouble w/ our Liberal friends isn’t that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." https://t.co/rGvzMJzf9v

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Scott Honour (R) @ScottHonourMN

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
April Fools! We must elect Scott Honour, the only Republican or Democrat who'll scrap the MNsure debacle. http://t.co/u5PKsvQtJI

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Today, my staff spoke to the Yell Country Retired Teachers Assn, including some of my former teachers & my mom, Avis! http://t.co/GRiH055JoQ

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Marty Seifert (R) @seifertmn

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Thanks to Troy Krause, editor of The Redwood Gazette in Redwood Falls for the gubernatorial interview this afternoon! http://t.co/0dTUa3u2jR

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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) @RepJeffDuncan

Mr. President, #Obamacare is NOT here to stay. It's on it's way out. We can do better that a broken law sold to us under false pretences

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Have you seen your hours cut because of #Obamacare? Give #Obamacare a face and share your story with me at ObamaCare.Wagner@mail.house.gov

Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

RT @AP: National Zoo panda cub Bao Bao takes first steps outdoors (with photos): http://t.co/kCq7Y8LfPa

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

April Fools! RETWEET if you agree we need to enforce accountability and transparency in the EPA! http://t.co/qHmZPrZQZp

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Rep. Lee Terry (R) @LEETERRYNE

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Questioned @GM CEO @mtbarra at @HouseCommerce #SubOversight hearing on ignition switches. Watch —> http://t.co/JR50QTIhWr #GMrecall

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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.

Get the archive data file.