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. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Honored to attend the naming ceremony for the USNS Yuma with Navy Secretary Mabus and @CityofYuma Mayor Nicholls http://t.co/R3NyJKSpzv

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Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @mashable: Congressman Sean Duffy (@repseanduffy) recreated the #Selfie music video. And it's amazing. http://t.co/uQbxbfFNm4

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Hal Rogers (R) @RepHalRogers

Rogers Speaks at E.Ky. Leadership Foundation Conference http://t.co/79pebrh7NC

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Only 1,000 days left of the Obama Administration. RETWEET if you are ready for a new Republican Administration!

Ed Lindsey (R) @edlindsey14

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11th District Congressional battle hits the airwaves

Mark Jacobs (R) @MarkJacobsIowa

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Fourth stop of the day - 1st Dist. Convention in Cedar Rapids

McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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The McDaniel Team is working hard in Jones county at Hunt for Heros. @senatormcdaniel http://t.co/P5uV0Nhv1B

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Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

Today marks a somber anniversary in #AL history. Join me in honoring the Alabamians who lost their lives on #April27. http://t.co/7cUdzrY9oo

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Moran for Kansas (R) @moranforkansas

Today just after noon CT, I'll be on Fox News to discuss my role as National Republican Senatorial Committee... http://t.co/3lmOwL2122

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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

Getting ready for 8 a.m. interview with @trish_regan on MSNBC's In the Loop re: Ukraine and immigration reform http://t.co/j7fwcflgjc

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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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