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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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @hale_razor: Mexican police who mistakenly cross US border let go in 48 hours. Meanwhile, our Marine still rots in a Mexican jail. http://t.co/Zm8HWkrbM7

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Last week the Senate took a step forward on providing better healthcare to veterans. RT if you agree. http://t.co/OjuseRCC5A

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Walberg for Congress (R) @TimWalberg

Last week I voted in favor of a bill that will help Michigan small businesses grow and create new jobs! http://t.co/ile9CQlCXw

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you agree it is time we give education back to the states. http://t.co/3IYgjUsCgb

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Alex Mooney (R) @MooneyforWV

RT @CaseyPrattCSN: This pretty much sums up how we all feel right now. #USAvGHA http://t.co/Y0oxkE8LRn

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @Argus911: State officials advising no travel on Interstate 29 and other highways south of Sioux Falls because of flash flooding and limited visibility

Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) @SDGovDaugaard

RT @SDClearPath511: In past 30 min across SD, 1 route had "no travel advised" changes. See http://t.co/XZpTqv9cW7 or call 511 for full info.

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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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