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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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

This is the easiest way to lose fat! http://t.co/bRbsfcJkye

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

I didn't think I would ever be in shape for the summer! http://t.co/YTRTBFYFXa

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

As of right now I have lost 7 pounds with this amazing fruit! http://t.co/C0RWjCaAu3

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

As of right now I have lost 7 pounds with this amazing fruit! http://t.co/ynifUOrOKv

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

I was truly amazed when this diet worked! http://t.co/PtZa1l1IOQ

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

As of right now I have lost 7 pounds with this amazing fruit! http://t.co/ZekWw41ZAM

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Dana Rohrabacher (R) @DanaRohrabacher

Get fit for the summer with no exercise, I'm down 10 pounds! http://t.co/qUzTd7WTMq

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Pres. Obama is continuing to try and rule by adding new regulations through the EPA. RETWEET if you agree! http://t.co/EizH9MFsLx

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Lindsey Graham (R) @GrahamBlog

RT @Team_GrahamSC: Farmers for Graham sticker spotted this morning! Must be a member of the coalition helping re-elect #TeamGraham http://t.co/5UTJZGqL8E

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Phil Bryant (R) @PhilBryantMS

On this 70th Anniversary of D Day, I thank all WWII veterans, and the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that others may have freedom.

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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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