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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Up next on The War Room with Jennifer Granholm...

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Vw

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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Giving an interview at WDIO regarding the 148th Fighter Wing becoming active. http://t.co/wegv7ME3

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@michaelbd You have to admit that Herman Cain made the debates a lot more entertaining. #pokemonblitz

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Fashion pandering? “@EricKleefeld: On CNN, Rick Santorum wearing a bolo tie in Colorado.”

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Okay, kids. Old guy question. What is a fubar? Saw it in a tweet and can't figure it out.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Ahhhhhhh, yes. NOW I see. How do you blush on twitter?

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Goodnight, all. Tomorrow is a new day.

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Potus; no answer on #superbowl pick, nw answer on Iran. Can anyone say Election year. Does NOT deserve another term.

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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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