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!

Rep. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

Oklahoma is the #1 place to start a small business and #1 in technology job growth. http://t.co/PVyH0C3n

Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

Check out @kwingfiledajc’s blog on the Komen decision on Planned Parenthood: http://t.co/8VQLHMaR

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Thanks to Rush @Limbaugh for talking about the passage of the Budget Reform Act on today's show.

Pat Roberts (R) @SenPatRoberts

My most recent e-newsletter was sent this afternoon. Check it out and sign up to receive them at the link below: http://t.co/DzNdAECz

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Details about my Town Hall meeting tomorrow @4pm in Edmond here: http://t.co/PIdF6BA3. I hope to see you there!

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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Great news for the "Bulldogs"! http://t.co/ZRq2bVXQ

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @GottaLaff: @BuddyRoemer That's because you treat us with respect, and you reciprocate

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @Tom1247: And we have one of the best people on @Twitter to follow. Thank you, Governor. RT @BuddyRoemer: I have the best tweeps. #seriously

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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See what I mean!

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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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