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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Rick Snyder (R) @RickForMI

Thanks for a fun weekend @detroitgp. We had a great time at the races.

Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

RT @AthensGA_GOP: Right now on 1340am/98.9fm... Mike @MikeCollinsGA @ Jody @jodyhice on Newsmakers w/ @timbonole #gagop #gapol http://t.co/572WC2HzD1

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Had a great time speaking with fellow Repubs at the #NCGOP convention this past weekend. Read more about it here: http://t.co/zc8NEcpKZk

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

This is a positive development & there is a great deal of work to be done & certainly no grace period for the new leaders at Colmery-O'Neil.

Rep. Leonard Lance (R) @RepLanceNJ7

Leonard Lance among 6 lawmakers who have never missed a vote | TheHill http://t.co/mmipO1t1sr via @TheHill

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Thank goodness-->After Criticism, Planned Parenthood Removes Letter Claiming Bible Okays Abortion http://t.co/IEalmqaB7d #prolife

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

NOW: on w @gretawire on why we must #BringOurMatineHome. Let's get him home NOW 2 his mom in #SoFL.

Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

!El Dia de Eleccion Primaria es mañana! Haz que to voto cuente de 7 am a 7 pm, encuentra tu locación aqui: http://t.co/DIrykAixQI

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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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