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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"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." -Abraham Lincoln

Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

I'm discussing how Washington overreaches hurts #jobs w @AActionNetwork & @AmericanXRoads @ 11am. WATCH live http://t.co/Qz711SI4

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

Obama's FY13 budget continues to spend money we don’t have jeopardizes America’s chances of a stable and secure future. http://t.co/gSMmQFBK

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
"I wan't to tell the world about our love, but disclosure rules won't allow it for another 4 months." #superPACvalentine

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@JasonBWhitman Glad you liked it ;)

RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

Spoke with KSEV's Sam Malone about Obama's budget, the payroll tax holiday extension and Valentine's Day. Listen here. http://t.co/6Uu4hdHP

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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If we understand our economy in terms of the average American family, we are bringing in $29,000 every year,... http://t.co/38Rs4urG

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @daveweigel: Severely Romantic #candyheartrejects

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

@SenateDems remain silent on President’s budget. In related news… @Senate Dems haven’t passed a budget in 3+ years: http://t.co/0Olfgb4G

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

@FinancialCmte hearing Thurs will examine CFPB’s budget to ensure its cost-effective and transparent use of taxpayer $. http://t.co/gSMmQFBK

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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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