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. Marsha Blackburn (R)

Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

RT @SteveScalise: A new study confirms what we predicted & Dems denied: emergency room visits surge under #Obamacare. #BrokenPromise http://t.co/22xXGsoBDK

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Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

Thanks to @RepChuck for cosponsoring HR 2809. #DelayDefund

Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

It's a great day for business in McNairy County! At Besso's with @kelceyamerson and @therussellinsle.

Marsha Blackburn (R) @MarshaBlackburn

Honored to have Stuart Tutler, Headmaster of New Hope Academy in Franklin, as my guest for the State of the Union. http://t.co/1jxHF6Me

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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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