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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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

RT @Redskins: IT'S OFFICIAL: 3-time Pro Bowl WR DeSean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) signs his contract at #Redskins Park http://t.co/LB42RM2vSN

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Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Preparing to join House debate on eliminating Obamacare's 30 hour rule, which is killing full-time jobs. Watch: http://t.co/cg4FXKhYob

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Millions of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Congress must pass the #SaveAmericanWorkers Act. http://t.co/5153szan20

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Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Hey @LukeBryanOnline can we catch @christine398 @kjanicz some catfish dinner?!

Igor Birman (R) @Igor_Birman

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RT @SalinParah: Breitbart: The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Endorses CA Congressional Candidate Igor Birman http://t.co/Qhiv09nTTe #tcot

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Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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Looking forward to a great evening with @MNCRs and then meeting with the folks at CDs 1 and 2 tomorrow!

Michael Burgess, MD (R) @michaelcburgess

Enjoyed hosting @RealBenCarson yesterday for our #HealthCareCaucus round table discussion yesterday. It's always a pleasure, Dr. Carson.

JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Photo: Today I demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the why the 2009 Fort Hood shooting... http://t.co/YpILwKhmH8

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U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R) @USRepLong

RT @reuters: McDonald's closes shop in Crimea | Video http://t.co/hXXcdsQUVK

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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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