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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Ken Calvert (R) @KenCalvert

Losing weight has been hard for me until I started taking this! http://t.co/dGb3mYvZ18

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Take action today and volunteer to help keep Oklahoma strong! http://t.co/oCfT2LjVLH

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Devin Nunes (R) @DevinNunes

I've tried a lot of fad diets, but this one is the real deal! http://t.co/oxJihW132U

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Jorge Bonilla (R) @BonillaCongress

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Getting ready for live NewsMax hit. http://t.co/3qHQrQPxvG #dayinthelife #gladidonthavetodothisforforums

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Bob Beauprez (R) @bobbeauprez

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RT @tomvanhorn: RT @tess_louiseB: @bobbeauprez just killed the @9NEWS #cogov debate. Wow. #ivoterepublican

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT if you agree that the IRS giving bonuses to employees, who haven't paid their own taxes, bonuses is outrageous!​ http://t.co/2BPjNuO7Fl

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

My week on twitter: 18 Mentions, 268K Mention Reach, 6 Replies, 19 Retweets, 98.3K Retweet Reach. via http://t.co/r10GjZ4DfK

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Dr. Milton Wolf (R) @miltonwolfmd

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Why is Pat scared to debate me? Come to the @TeaPartyExpress bus tour this weekend and decide for yourself. http://t.co/TBZ5Gdbc5N

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

I will always stand for our conservative values! Will you stand with me and endorse my campaign today? http://t.co/DGm9GeI06x

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John Barge 2014 (R) @BargeforGA

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@EzraHarrison96 Ezra, your support is appreciated wholly and what you is the truth. Thank you for believing in a better Georgia.

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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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