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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Mike Conaway (R) @ConawayTX11

USO will get an extra boost – I cannot think of a better place for this $ to go! http://t.co/mtuY463g #tx11 #tcot #txgop #GOP

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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The President’s decision to block the Keystone Pipeline is economically destructive & politically self-serving;... http://t.co/IyR08T5H

CathyMcMorrisRodgers (R) @cathymcmorris

@SpeakerBoehner: "Obama expedited approval of the Solyndra loan project, but won't approve a project that's been under review for 3+ years"

Newt 2012 Campaign (R) @Newt2012HQ

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Video: @GovernorPerry endorses @newtgingrich for president: http://t.co/xGzAYet5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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REMINDER: There are more ways to the White House than the GOP nomination. Stick with me, America. The election is a long ways away. #vrooom

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

#SOPA + #PIPA both go overboard http://t.co/JD5HxcMP A caller from Abilene #KS spoke of her concerns during last night's telephone town hall

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

I oppose both #SOPA + #PIPA http://t.co/aL7r7VLU A caller from Abilene #Kansas spoke w me on this issue during last night's teleph town hall

Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

Had a good conversation at the Bethany Chamber of Commerce today abt the need to get federal spending under control http://t.co/OyKxwEi1

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

A must read on DOI’s uranium ban by the WSJ http://t.co/cdiM45gZ

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

CYMI: Yesterday, Robert talked job creation with Jimmy Barrett @1140WRVA. Read excerpts here: http://t.co/XmJQzJp7 #VA5

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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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