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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Newt 2012 Campaign (R) @Newt2012HQ

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RT @folandtech: I just donated to the @newtgingrich campaign because we need his leadership and experience. You can too @ https://t.co/saFJI0YM @Newt2012HQ

Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

The HHS mandate out to be reversed, the right to religious freedom protected, and the entire health care law repealed: http://t.co/UC0klseG

Gov. Gary Johnson (R) @GovGaryJohnson

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RT @LibertarianVets: @GovGaryJohnson can we get a retweet? We have supporters rooting for you.Most Military Veterans are tired of the big party treatment!

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Thanks to those in Buckingham/Cumberland/P.E./Charlotte/Lunenburg/Mecklenburg/Brunswick who joined my teletownhall #VA5 http://t.co/N4XnKiSK

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Thanks to those in Buckingham/Cumberland/P.E./Charlotte/Lunenburg/Mecklenburg/Brunswick who joined my teletownhall http://t.co/bzwvW3eh #VA5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @ccsvince: URGENT: Please Sign Petition To Tell Pres. Obama To Fix The FEC (The Deadline Is Tomorrow) PLEASE RETWEET http://t.co/XoYB2izt @BuddyRoemer

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

WSJ: "No Budget, No Problem; Now the White House tells Senate Democrats to flout the law" - http://t.co/ibkXlMba #NoOpinion

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

BEWARE: February 13th marks the return of the President’s Monster Budget – we have to stop it, before it’s too late: http://t.co/DnfHVuS2

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

#HHSmandate infringes on religious freedom protected by 1st amendment. See our letter Admin urging a suspension http://t.co/Rhi5MKmV #sayfie

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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.

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