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. Ted Yoho (R)

Ted Yoho (R) @TedYoho

I enjoyed chatting with Brian Kilmeade and the Fox and Friends crew this morning about changing the status quo by... http://t.co/tyChgp30GE

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Ted Yoho (R) @RepTedYoho

House Republicans Call the Vet to Avoid Another Shutdown http://t.co/etEMADdH2m via @bpolitics

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Ted Yoho (R) @RepTedYoho

The House has passed 300+ bills that will build a better economy and create jobs. Sen. Harry Reid is blocking them. http://t.co/qTmLQGCtDD

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Ted Yoho (R) @RepTedYoho

With so many questions left unknown, my thoughts & prayers are with the victims of #MH17 and their families. Such a horrible tragedy.

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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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