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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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

Treasury Secreatary Geithner testifying before @WaysandMeansGOP this morning. What questions would you liked asked?

US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

#HASC Hearing on DOD Budget Request Streaming live at 10AM; to hear from SecDef Panetta and CJCS Dempsey http://t.co/XAhjoFn9

Tom Rooney (R) @TomRooney

Gallup: #Obamacare & new regulations are preventing #SmallbizOwners from hiring http://t.co/VXtLUykI

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

#CFPB can draw as much as $548m from the Fed’s budget this year. We question CFPB director @10am: http://t.co/0b1hlJVr

Frank LoBiondo (R) @RepLoBiondo

#SouthJersey employes say the same, @gallup poll confirms small biz not hiring b/c uncertainty of new regs, health law http://t.co/VqddRgee

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

I'm ready to end subsidy for Big Oil if we end subsidy for Big #Wind ...27 years is long enough for this "mature technology"

Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

It is imperative that #Congress pass the #BBA now to get America's #economy moving again the right direction.

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

Waiting to speak in support of the Rights of Conscious act w Rep. Jeff Fortenberry #prolife http://t.co/80jNfBcz

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Some of you have reported hearing a ridiculous radio ad in the Grand Rapids area from the so-called Taxpayers for... http://t.co/3fsv82LX

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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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