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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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

By providing Narcon to our first responders this can be the first step in saving lives in emergency situations.

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

Every minute counts in an emergency overdose situation.

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

So having our law enforcement officers and our first responders carry and administer Narcon may mean the difference between life and death.

Bradley Byrne (R) @BradleyByrne

Southwest Alabama should not be forced to pay for Planned Parenthood. #AL01 http://t.co/DmB7rbAeyd

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT if you agree it is time to have real solutions to creating jobs in the U.S. #4jobs http://t.co/t0HLFTRei7

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US Rep Rodney Davis (R) @RodneyDavis

Congrats to @McFaddenracing from Champaign & @Illinois_Alma who competed and won in the 2014 #paralympicswintergames

JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Hutto's new facility is a great addition to the community & will provide an amazing opportunity to disabled students! http://t.co/7cpAWCDe8I

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John Boehner (R) @johnboehner

RT @stevestivers: If you are looking for work, don’t forget about the job fair from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow at @OhioChristian's Maxwell Center.

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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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