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. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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[VIDEO] My interview with http://t.co/WobFRlt1 http://t.co/VBbsMxc5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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TUNE IN: Will be on MSNBC's @Morning_Joe tomorrow morning starting at 6 am ET!

Newt Gingrich (R) @newtgingrich

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Newt is backstage. Ready to take the podium.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @AlRockandKris: Tune in now to hear our interview with 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate @BuddyRoemer http://t.co/vmfninA5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Gingrich: "I'm not running for Entertainer-in-Chief" (Might not want to burn those lobbying bridges with Hollywood just yet, Newt!)

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@jdblundell Newt IS the establishment.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@ESQPolitics Can always count on Weigel for the most in-depth and highly amusing election coverage! @daveweigel

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Goodnight, all. Will be on MSNBC's @Morning_Joe tomorrow morning starting at 8:00 am ET!

Trey Gowdy (R) @TGowdySC

Join @GOPoversight at 10 for our hearing on Expanding Opportunities for Job Creators http://t.co/6EmmBlrl #4jobs

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

RT @cherryfestival: Happy February everyone! It's National Cherry Month! One of our favorite months...we may be a bit biased! :) In... http://t.co/1NrGQLBX

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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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