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

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
ICYMI: on Morning Joe rejecting more govt-run healthcare#HHSmandate. We all lose when govt is this involved in our liveshttp://goo.gl/Xu945

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

The more duplicative laws we pass in Congress, the more power we take from the states and give to the federal govt. http://t.co/p2T8q0Nx #D

Ron Paul (R) @RonPaul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Ron Paul issue statement on Obama contraception decision: http://t.co/lg5KkJsf #gop2012 #gop #tcot #RonPaul

Senator John Boozman (R) @JohnBoozman

Excellent piece on how "The Local Courthouse Safety Ace" could help enhance security in Arkansas's smaller courthouses. http://t.co/ip6v6OqY

MicheleBachmann (R) @MicheleBachmann

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I'm taking foreign affairs right now with @donlemonCNN. Tune in!

Spencer Bachus (R) @BachusAL06

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Read letter to protect relighttp://www.bachus.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1240ious freedom

Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

Help us reach over 5x the followers Berkley has on Twitter. RT & tell your friends to follow: https://t.co/mW6eYAfY

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @Re_Occupy: Will CNN and the GOP let @BuddyRoemer come to the debate in Arizona? http://t.co/y34NyuA7

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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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