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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@GovGaryJohnson You win, Gary. Newt was first to propose a 35' border fence. #cnndebate

Fred Karger (R) @fredkarger

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Bring back Sec James Baker to begin talks with Seria. It's worked before.#cnndebate

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Agree. Too subjective. “@Mlsif: 'What is the biggest misconception about you?' is not a good question."

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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Photo of @HouseVetsAffairs Chairman @CongJeffMiller, Senator @JohnBoozman & me at #veterans #breakfast in LR: http://t.co/Xmut5CA1 #ar2

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Everyone in the 9th District, please tune in to @WDNN tonight at 7pm. I'll be Calvin Means guest on "NewsMakers." @gagop @DaltonGeorgia

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Everyone in the 9th District, please tune in to @WDNN tonight at 7pm. I'll be Calvin Means' guest on "NewsMakers." @gagop @DaltonGeorgia

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Rep. Barletta addresses the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce's Red Carpet Breakfast in Carbon County. #PA11 #NEPA http://t.co/cKrvliTA

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@toddstarnes: I prefer a candidate who is man enough to fight his own battles -- instead of letting his SuperPAC do his dirty work.”

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Hazleton Casting Company demonstrated a metal pouring during my tour earlier today. http://t.co/N67rysj3

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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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