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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RT @ElectRoemer: Please nominate @BuddyRoemer in #government for his fight against corruption and $$ in politics! Here's the link >> http://t.co/pZjbUY5j

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @BenGoodman: I wonder what @BuddyRoemer's secret service name would be.

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Anxious to hear what Holder has to say under oath to OGR

Rep. Joe Walsh (R) @WalshFreedom

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Groundhog Day: Woodstock Willie, from IL 8, saw his shadow, but Punxsutawney Phil didn't. Early spring or late winter? http://t.co/cBuyWzJL

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Making it Rain at Strip Clubs with Uncle Sam's Cash? Not any more. The taxpayer funded stripper parties need to stop. http://t.co/LnS8XOi7

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Here's the roll call for H R 1173, Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, which eliminates... http://t.co/wKMqiWNV

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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Our country deserves real reforms, real spending control, and a real change in the status quo. It is time for... http://t.co/t4wVYuB9

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

@5sahandful @Raul_Labrador because my friend Raul is from the real world, not Washington DC. Offends the status qup. Raul = Great American

CongressmanBobTurner (R) @USRepBobTurner

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Working with @NYPDnews Commish Kelly to make it easier to keep #NYC safer via @FoHiPatch. http://t.co/WHFMDAUe http://t.co/FVVVAE8b

Rep. Charles Bass (R) @RepCharlesBass

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House starting debate on bill to require macroeconomic analysis of all legislation >25% of GDP; imp. 2 know how bills can affect jobs & econ

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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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