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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Pat Meehan (R) @PatMeehanPA

Beyoncé's New Song, "Dreams," with Boots - Vogue http://t.co/SKHy95iFTT via @voguemagazine

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Happy to hear there was a big crowd for @mayoclinic birthday kick-off! #150yrs #az06 http://t.co/QaGUM6uIBl

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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

The fed should not be allowed to confiscate your tax refund because a family member received an overpayment in... http://t.co/c7bDrHc4Sr

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Sam Brownback (R) @govsambrownback

I oppose any state-level effort to reduce Medicare coverage for KS seniors. Coverage for seniors will not be protected, not reduced #ksleg

Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Q&A: What's your position on the Mt. Soledad Cross? http://t.co/93K6PAY5Lg

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Walberg for Congress (R) @TimWalberg

My recent column: Private-sector workers should have option to receive paid time off for working overtime. http://t.co/ibYYtHxsc2

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Thank you everyone for your support! If you would like to help out please volunteer today! http://t.co/oCfT2LjVLH

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Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

210,000 Utahns smoke tobacco, and 1,200 Utahns die each year because of their tobacco use. #waytoquit http://t.co/Wswty2j5OS

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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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