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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you agree WRRDA is a good step for Oklahoma's economy! http://t.co/qXs06pU6Ji

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @kesgardner: Jay Carney is signaling that we are exiting the “Obama is madder than hell” stage and entering the “phony scandal” stage. #VAScandal

Rep. Stace Nelson (R) @RepStaceNelson

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Stace Nelson Announces Campaign Team - http://t.co/YIukWZjpiY

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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) @RepBobGibbs

Happy Birthday to my good friend @RepLarryBucshon!

McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Add a message to your video http://t.co/lqa5s0DLR0

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Mark Jacobs (R) @MarkJacobsIowa

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RT @IowaGloria: @MarkJacobsIowa clearly the candidate who can beat Braley, R's need to ask how much do we want to win this Senate race #votejacobs #iasen

McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Add a message to your video http://t.co/4Zt9ATaDjP

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

RT @JonOstendorff: .@RepMarkMeadows calls greenhouse gas caps job killers; blocks money for trade agreements with caps. http://t.co/QVCTHGBLxF #avlnews #ncpol

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Tom Corbett (R) @CorbettforGov

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Ensuring cancer patients have quality,effective health care, @GovernorCorbett & @GoodSamHosp unveil new Cancer Center.http://t.co/5mBAeUuSNu

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Tom Corbett (R) @CorbettforGov

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Ensuring cancer patients have quality health care, @GovernorCorbett & @GoodSamHosp unveil new Cancer Center.#pagov http://t.co/7Cdww0KfYz

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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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