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. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

RT @WSJecon: Women Have Recovered Jobs Lost in Recession, Men Haven’t http://t.co/nT04SdWtXo http://t.co/J6237MPafu

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Dr. Greg Brannon (R) @DrGregBrannon

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@00_jackie @JPattIV Actually, Sen. Paul never supported the Rubio bill and never pushed for any legislation.

Barbara Comstock (R) @BarbaraComstock

RT @She_PAC: Thanks for the shootout @JamieRadtke - we're a big fan of yours as well! Proud to support @BarbaraComstock too!... http://t.co/6OcQHTUO4p

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Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

I enjoyed meeting w/ Dr. Gary Leffert and other reps from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists this morning. #TX32

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Enjoyed meeting w/ Dr. Gary Leffert and other reps from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists #TX32 http://t.co/820uT3QVEY

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Moran for Kansas (R) @moranforkansas

Despite Hollywood celebrity endorsements, slick TV ads, and billions of taxpayer dollars, the Affordable Care Act... http://t.co/5eDiIjkZ8K

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Terri Lynn Land (R) @TerriLLand

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Can you say "momentum?" http://t.co/r1VFp5YIbr We couldn't have done it without you! http://t.co/VQGTLGnXWN

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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

RT if you agree that all people deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work. Period. http://t.co/GhYurv0soU

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Mark Jacobs (R) @MarkJacobsIowa

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Taking a short break from knocking doors to enjoy delicious Hickory Park http://t.co/9TQ1DnKN6T

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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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