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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RT @YoAndrewNTS: We are excited to have Independent Presidential Candidate @BuddyRoemer tonight on the YoAndrew News Talk Show (Radio Show) 8:30pm Eastern

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Discussing the fedl govt's overreach, restricting economic development in N Arizona w/ Sup. Johnson - Lake Havasu, mining ban, GC Air Tours

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Video from today's Senate floor discussion over need to expand US energy production to lower gas prices & create jobs http://t.co/7Ecn4sWO

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/6SIEBtfC Congressman Latta Questions EPA's 2013 budget

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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

Column: "Greece should serve as a wake-up call" http://t.co/4Rvm0omq

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

The Hill: "Gallup: Obama’s approval rating falls sharply" - http://t.co/aEPRW3iM

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David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Thanks @Transpo_Issues for the live tweets from @AASHTO conf. Good to see folks from #Louisiana DOTD #MAP21

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Today I was delighted to meet with President of the Dallas Leadership Foundation, Will McCall. PHOTO: http://t.co/jha8WiQk #TX

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Eric Cantor (R) @RepEricCantor

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RT @SteveCase Eric Cantor talks to 75 Entrepreneurs of Year re need for bipartisan support for startups #StartupAmerica http://t.co/EarE30nA

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Chuck Fleischmann (R) @RepChuck

Rep Desjarlais is right, we need to focus on the best energy policy, not on playing politics with our gas prices.

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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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