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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Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Retweet with "Go Asa!" if your watching the #APADEBATE! Stream it live here: http://t.co/R8dRtLCFEW #argov

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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Here's a peek at tomorrow's @ThePlainDealer cover featuring @KingJames http://t.co/1DR0DqZpIm

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

The House passed another #jobs day today. Who says summer Fridays aren't productive? (cc: @SenatorReid) http://t.co/EaBOPJba8R

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Bob Barr (R) @bobbarrcongress

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RT @EWErickson: Says the guy who had repeatedly changed positions with polls. https://t.co/B5HdvJs1P6

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Join the team today and help stand for our conservative values. http://t.co/ovuXalseXI RETWEET if you will stand with me today.

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Phil Berger, Jr. (R) @philbergerjr

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@Lori_Bardsley and @Walker4NC is winning at tall takes #nc06 #liar

Phil Berger, Jr. (R) @philbergerjr

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@Lori_Bardsley @Walker4NC - but Berger grounded in reality. Walker in fantasy land, or 1935? #nc05

Dr. Milton Wolf (R) @miltonwolfmd

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I understand Pat Roberts found a reason visit Kansas this weekend. #opponent I wonder where he's staying tonight... #HotelsAreForVisitors

Larry Hogan (R) @ChangeMaryland

Drinking soup through a straw... New low

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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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