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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Gov. Terry Branstad (R)

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Iowa ranks #6 in providing online access to government spending data - http://t.co/45wE3bMG7m #iagov #ialegis

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Branstad-Reynolds (R) @IowasTeam

Read the full details of our new plan for making college affordable & reducing student debt! http://t.co/wytp2BqF96 #iagov

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

You can watch the Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium LIVE here at 9am: http://t.co/4sCUnbohKm #IAEDLeaders #iaedchat #iaedfuture

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Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Des Moines ranks #6 in this list of 10 best cities for millennials to buy a home http://t.co/DCx9Qqm9pC #iagov #DSM http://t.co/Y4edwYZhuJ

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Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Iowa Workforce Development Partners with the City of Cherokee to Support Tyson Workers http://t.co/RJmdxNJp2f #iagov @iowaworkforce

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Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Completely missed that Iowa native Marcia Wallace, i.e. Ms. Krabappel on #TheSimpsons, has died. http://t.co/Tmh7PqbJV9

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Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Have a question for Gov. Brnastad? Share it on Twitter using the #AskIAGov hash tag!

Terry Branstad (R) @TerryBranstad

Belmond-Klemme education reform is underway! #iaedreform

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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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