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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Sen. Mark Kirk (R)

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Good news - @WhiteHouse lifts veto threat on Defense Authorization – Menendez/Kirk amendment to collapse Central Bank of #Iran will be law

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Have wager w/ #Army Nat'l Guard member @USSenScottBrown on #ArmyNavy2011. He put up Massachusetts-style chowder; I put up Malnati's Pizza.

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

The @AP reports - #France to bring home staff from embassy in #Iran

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Will be joining @DonandRoma on @WLSam890 radio #Chicago at 7:30am CST. Click here to tune in and listen - http://t.co/VPsxQzl3

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Concerned that defense bill would allow military detention of Americans on US soil, w/out the action of a civilian court....

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

With new Chief Naval Officer Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert http://t.co/9TNigzCv #il @usnavy

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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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