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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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

BOLO for this in your mailboxes today. Mr. Westerman voted 'No.' Time to #TellTheTruthTommy. #ar4 #argop #arpx http://t.co/9Fc8BiRHOs

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

RT @JanetCrow1: RT @WestermanAR: BOLO for this in your mailboxes today. Mr. Westerman voted ‘No.’ #TellTheTruthTommy. #ar4 #arpx http://t.co/lbUyQgwBEh

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

.@actionnews5 prooducer @clemons_adam caught a great picture of a rainbow after yesterday’s rain in Covington, TN http://t.co/3coCNpp6Sy

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RepPeteOlson (R) @RepPeteOlson

Congratulations to the 2014 Congressional Art Competition winners from TX22!

Sean Duffy (R) @RepSeanDuffy

RT @DailyMailUS: George W. Bush missed 9/11 museum dedication to be with Medal of Honor winners http://t.co/iUOsA18Zhb http://t.co/I8Rh52tUBp

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Over the last 17 years, America's #smallbiz have created 67% of all new jobs in our country. #SmallBusinessWeek http://t.co/mHkdMXiN5Y

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Ed Royce (R) @RepEdRoyce

Chairman @RepEdRoyce: This #Sudan death sentence for apostasy is despicable #ReligiousFreedom Via @BBCWorld: http://t.co/cLaC8Gm6ml

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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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