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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

This morning marked the first Nebraska Breakfast of 2012! The Nebraska Breakfast, now in its sixth decade, is the... http://t.co/69gwaYDx

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

This morning marked 1st 2012 Nebraska Breakfast! All Nebraskans visiting DC on Wednesdays when both House and Senate in session are invited

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

Yesterday marked the first Nebraska Breakfast of 2012! The Nebraska Breakfast, now in its sixth decade, is the... http://t.co/y6vkkSUx

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

BREAKING: Heath Shuler will not run for re-election. http://t.co/iluPiRgj

Mo Brooks (R) @RepMoBrooks

Mobile Office Hours set for February in Jackson and Madison Counties. Stop by with your questions and concerns http://t.co/Z963qeKp

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Rep. Barletta announces that the E. Stroudsburg Vol Fire Dept&Benton Vol Fire Co will receive 2 fed grants. http://t.co/MwESaCMg #PA11 #NEPA

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Anyone else tired of hearing about Super Blechs?

Rep. Tom Marino (R) @RepTomMarino

Congratulations to these students from PA-10 who earned a nomination to a U.S. service academy.

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

RT @FarmPolicy: @JerryMoran on @agritalk today, addressing DOL farm labor issues, http://t.co/dvphcvRA (MP3-4:00).

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Yesterday, the #Senate unanimously adopted the @SenBlumenthal/Kirk amendment to the #STOCKAct. PRESS RELEASE - http://t.co/olgpIPwT [staff]

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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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