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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Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

RT @NWSCLE: Tornado watch extended until 11 pm for Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania. See http://t.co/NtXETLNeuL for details. #clewx #ohwx #pawx

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Rep David Schweikert (R) @RepDavid

Want a fed grant 4 that proj? We can point you in the rt direction! #showntell #whatwedo #az06 http://t.co/2vfN1Hzfek http://t.co/fvXHFhb3um

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Sen. Jim Tracy (R) @jimtracy

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@RjownbeyRuel Yes, polls are open on Saturday!

Alan Schlesinger (R) @Schlesinger4FL

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I am adamant about putting and end to the ridiculous government overreach. http://t.co/D3Z7kNpeku

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @HouseGOP: "As of last night, over 352 House-passed bills are sitting in the Senate... 98% of these were passed with bipartisan support." -@GOPWhip

Justin Amash (R) @amasharchive

RT @Rare: Will Michigan elect the next Justin Amash? http://t.co/owOSt2g0mU http://t.co/lBlaQZBip9

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @CoryBooker: I hate to tell u this Rand but I think we were late pity adds 2 this list of the young & gorgeous MT @SenRandPaul Hill's Most Beautiful List

Rep. Andy Harris, MD (R) @RepAndyHarrisMD

Giving a speech on the House floor on the failures of #Obamacare failures right now.

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Iowa Workforce Development Partners with the City of Cherokee to Support Tyson Workers http://t.co/RJmdxNJp2f #iagov @iowaworkforce

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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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