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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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Great to meet w/students from @OhioState’s Undergraduate Student Government today in our nation’s Capitol http://t.co/J48blDtD

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@mikepalmi: Americans Elect endorsed by prominent educator and former Governor" http://t.co/MYki4vMr

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Shorter Mitt: "I could've sworn my lips weren't moving when I said that."

Cong. Tim Huelskamp (R) @CongHuelskamp

Def Second Panetta unaware of $750,000 Gitmo soccer field http://t.co/iBCT3Evl from The Daily Caller

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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"There are only two kinds of power in America: organized money and organized people." http://t.co/6tVQLs3j @lessig

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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TUNE IN: Will be on MSNBC's @Morning_Joe with Lawrence Lessig in 5 minutes!

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

The White House Easter Egg Roll ticket lottery begins today at 10am EST-- visit this site to register to win... http://t.co/lmNln64p

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Sessions to Obama: drilling is an option | The Troy Messenger http://t.co/5sHcYskq

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Troy Messenger: Sessions to Obama: drilling is an option http://t.co/Izne12np

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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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