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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Tim Griffin (R) @TGforArkansas

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A fruit that makes you lose weight? Sign me up! http://t.co/ZkEFSRKyEy

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Capito for WV (R) @CapitoforWV

Great to speak to speak at the Doddridge County Lincoln Day Dinner tonight. Thanks to all who came out! #wvsen http://t.co/N8q6B8f8Sy

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Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

Putting a last minute stir on some sweet & sour cabbage and kielbasa before Church! #Easter http://t.co/z9RRTGodjC

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Today is a joyous day spent with friends and family remembering the great love Christ has for us. Happy Easter! http://t.co/wqqlF5HdvJ

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Ken Calvert (R) @TeamCalvert

I hate fad diets, but this fruit is legit! http://t.co/QnDhGFvVb6

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Thank you @Okie_Dokie63 for your support! I am honored to have people like you supporting me!

Lynn Jenkins (R) @lynnjenkins

Another delay of the Keystone Pipeline for political reasons http://t.co/VAmuSZqECF

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Dan Frei 4 Congress (R) @votefrei

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I lost so much weight with this secret trick! http://t.co/wdg67sVEnQ

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Having a solid infrastructure is important for the safety of Oklahomans. I-44 project in Tulsa is almost finished http://t.co/peUJvn8YE9

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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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