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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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @dylanpsctars: @nancymace is the best candidate to unseat Graham! She has what it takes! #sctweets #ChangeWashington #Mace2014

Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

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At 11:25 I'll be on @WWDB_AM_860 to discuss term limits and what I am currently working on in the House. Listen LIVE http://t.co/iGX8ab9tjR

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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

Housing permits: up. Population: up. Detroit has a brighter future ahead. Read more → http://t.co/EaDZfgzTAJ #Detroit #Comeback

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Rep. Chris Collins (R) @RepChrisCollins

Today from 4-5:30 PM my staff will be holding satellite office hours from 4-5:30 PM at the Aurora Town Library.

Steve Stivers (R) @RepSteveStivers

RT @FinancialCmte: LIVE HEARING NOW—> “Examining How Technology Can Promote Consumer #FinancialLiteracy” WATCH http://t.co/rsJ225eyi8

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Bill Johnson (R) @JohnsonLeads

RT if you agree that Americans still want answers #Benghazi #demandtoknow http://t.co/k2FpJzxUhs

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Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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RT @AmConCon: California quietly passes law allowing Illegal Immigrants to become cops. http://t.co/EeNkoElE4n @electdonnelly

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CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

Always nice to see @SpokaneCity’s mayor, @DavidCondon. He and his team are doing big things for Spokane! http://t.co/YnNMMb4EGN

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James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

Debate tonight at OSU – be sure to attend. #OKSEN http://t.co/ZTJLdAmxfs

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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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