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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"A government, for protecting business qonly, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay." A.B. Alcott #F29

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

La. Technology Council & Operation Homefront La. have an event 3/8 to help w/ job placement for service members. Info: http://t.co/WMYeJh3F

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Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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@arkansasonline: Griffin discusses opposition to VA center relocation choice http://t.co/nCTd2q7i #ar2

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@Aftermath8 Subsidies can come in the form of tax breaks and/or payouts.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@Aftermath8 We need to end all energy subsidies.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@Aftermath8 subsidies to oil and ethanol producers through direct checks and tax loopholes and "incentives" amounts to $17 billion annually.

Rep. Richard Hanna (R) @RepRichardHanna

I'm supporting a bill to prevent dramatic military spending cuts in 2013. Check out the details here: http://t.co/mKZ72bDE #NY24

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Rep. Richard Hanna (R) @RepRichardHanna

RELEASE: Hanna Supports Legislation to Prevent Defense Cuts http://t.co/mKZ72bDE #NY24

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Michele Bachmann (R) @TeamBachmann

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.@TimPawlety: "I'm excited to endorse my friend Michele Bachmann for a 4th term. She has always been a great fighter for Minnesota." #MNGOP

Todd Rokita (R) @ToddRokita

In a 2011 POTUS added 800k+ pages of regulations. http://t.co/okw5zB9a

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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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