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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Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) @senatormcdaniel

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RT @kmisso: Vote for @senatormcdaniel if you want to get rid of Mississippi’s military bases.

Daniel Innis (R) @daninnis

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Obama regs will hurt the poor. http://t.co/QxX2q30cw9

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Senator Thad Cochran (R) @SenThadCochran

Welcome home, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A grateful America thanks you for your service.

Paul DeMarco (R) @Paul_DeMarco

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SGT Bowe Bergdahl has been released after being captive for five years in Afghanistan. A grateful nation awaits your return.

Joni Ernst (R) @joniernst

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed after being reported missing 5 yrs in Afghanistan. Thoughts & prayers go out to Sgt. Bergdahl & his family.

Rep. Jim Renacci (R) @RepJimRenacci

So glad to hear that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is coming home safely. He's a true American hero: http://t.co/H07gDZICzV

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) @RepDLamborn

Live with @ShannonBream in about 10 minutes discussing #vaaccountability please tune in http://t.co/g1X4wiLb7u

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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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