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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Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

"Labrador returns leftover office money, says it's not a stunt" http://t.co/nYlCvG9q

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

Will be on @outfrontcnn (OutFront with Erin Burnett) on @CNN tonight at 7:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. MDT. #tcot

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

House #GOP has led the fight in cutting government spending - even our own committee budgets. http://t.co/9sUkLPER @HouseAdmnGOP

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Our $15.2 trillion national debt is biggest threat to U.S. security. We cannot hand it to our children. http://t.co/dRblZeNs

Rep. Richard Hanna (R) @RepRichardHanna

Big day tomorrow @TraportGOP: Committee will consider American Energy & Infrastructure #Jobs Act tomorrow http://t.co/8aVLx9Ab #NY24

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/7jXZwfz6 Huizenga at Bicameral Honest Budget Act

CongressmanJoePitts (R) @RepJoePitts

An open amendment process at subcommittee, full committee, and on the floor but no plan from Democrats to fix CLASS: http://t.co/9l0g7dmx

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @LizMartinezG: Citizens United. Buddy Roemer. Super PACs. Dylan Ratigan. Intrigued? If so, contact me for Thursday's #ajstream show.

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

"@DarrellIssa: do you know how many DoJ official accounts of #FastAndFurious #Holder hiding is hiding? INFOGRAPHIC: http://t.co/DjnlQSXK"

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @JoshuaChavers: Any awesome #photoshop people who love #BuddyRoemer want to give me a hand with something pretty awesome? Very quick job. Just need #awesome

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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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