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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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Enjoyed my tour of the new HS location of St. Vincent’s Hospital.Great facility doing great work for the community. http://t.co/gINWHEzyEb

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Gregg Harper (R) @GreggHarper

RT @StateofMS: @GreggHarper now that we are on twitter, we hope your followers will begin to follow us. #MagnoliaState

Speaker John Boehner (R) @SpeakerBoehner

Honored to meet w/U.S. Armed Forces & civilians who work to protect our nation every day http://t.co/vhdFQyH9Fe http://t.co/Mx2yyC51nJ

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Andrew Walter (R) @_Andrew_Walter

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@TylerLockman: ASU QB Taylor Kelly will be featured on new Pac-12 Network show "Under Center" with Rick Neuheisel on April 23 at 8 pm.”

Senator Russ Fulcher (R) @RussFulcher

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While HHS Sec. Sebelius has resigned, President Obama still has Butch Otter propping up Obamacare in Idaho. #idpol http://t.co/qLLbh5eNB7

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Mark Jacobs (R) @MarkJacobsIowa

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I stopped by Danny's Sports Shop in Cherokee & spoke w/ Iowans about how we can create more jobs & opportunity.http://t.co/9OnoQEQhGD #IAsen

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John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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John Barge Schedule Update - Apr 15th - http://t.co/2rzltoPHcU

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @EdReining: @JohnCornyn Need Senate and Congressional hearings on BLM actions in NV and Red River in OK & TX.

Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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"One of the tenants of freedom & liberty is equality under the law. We must have policy where everyone is treated equally." #gagop #gasen

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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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