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. Patrick McHenry (R)

Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

Congratulations to Mitchell Hicks! Chief Hicks is a good friend, great leader & this award is a very much deserved: http://t.co/o9wDu7lnmk

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Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

In honor of school starting back, #tbt to the early '90s and my days running cross country for the… http://t.co/u5oCGAZ7eZ

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Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

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McHenry for Congress (R) @McHenryCampaign

He just said "listen" - Obama listens to people???? Not just David Axelrod? #debates

Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

JanieKeim It's a complicated formula based on rate of increase. Pls call my DC offc 4 better explanation than 140 char allows 202-225-2576

Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

@SteveCase Thanks again for your support crowdfunding. Would love to meet and discuss further.

Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

Couldn't come to #NH without stopping by The Red Arrow Diner. 'Light' snack: cheese fries. #FITN http://t.co/cDz49dPb

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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.

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