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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Newt 2012 Campaign (R) @Newt2012HQ

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @AdamLucente17: @Newt2012HQ I think I became #Newt supporter after that debate last night

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Come today at 3pm to my #prolife event in Ottawa. Details: http://t.co/QpJpqzkZ

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

RT @KSFarmBureau: KS farmers and Sen. @jerrymoran show why Labor Dept. overreach is wrong: YT http://t.co/e7GQmYxc #farm #youth #overregulation

Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

New this morning: Even President Obama’s jobs council agrees with House Republicans that the best way to grow our economy is to enact...

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

About to appear on Paul Ibbetson - listen live at this link: http://t.co/MTRHauYQ

Rep. Rob Wittman (R) @RobWittman

RT @MadDogDelta: @RobWittman What priority do you place on dealing with Obama's propensity for bypassing the legislative process? Can the House do anything?

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @LauraLongon: I just donated a tweet a day to @BuddyRoemer! Will you join me? http://t.co/vt8WkPm0

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

During visit to #MetroEast, US Atty Steve Wigginton told me that East STL is America's most denergous place - 20x murder rate of America.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
My Twitter feed, Facebook wall, and website will be 'going dark' tomorrow to protest the #SOPA & #PIPA Internet bills #J18 #SOPAblackout

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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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