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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House Rep. Mac Thornberry (R)

Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

RT @JonOnTheHill: Thornberry on the White House, Taliban & terror “If that doesn’t make them terrorists, I don’t know what they are." http://t.co/Up93ssPigX

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

Thornberry alerts residents to be on guard for Obamacare scams

Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

House Passes First Major Food Stamp Reforms Since 1996

Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

RT @DanaBashCNN: Wow. House gop leadership aide just told me "Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz." #gopvsgopugliness

Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

RT @DanaBashCNN: Scoop from @deirdrewalshcnn about house gop blowback against one if their own @tedcruz http://t.co/smaGYp8EtS

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

Morning Bell: Obama Wants Power to Raise Debt Limit By Himself, Anytime http://t.co/6ys061Ho via @heritage

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

Sally and I wish everyone a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving. Our family continues to be blessed by the Lord... https://t.co/DLvpbTwm

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Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

@Drew_Blood Thank you for being engaged with the issue.

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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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