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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@WeigelStoned: @BuddyRoemer referencing Jedi mind tricks and Teleportation is pretty much the ultimate situation. #2012 @daveweigel

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@dailyhillster The Patriot Act is unconstitutional.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @iWatch: Former Huntsman 2012 chair now fundraising for Our Destiny PAC: http://t.co/RndEDxc9 | More uncoordinated coordination? http://t.co/M9MAL7JV

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@NaomiP47: QUESTION SHOULD BE: Is the idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting $$ from private industry EVEN AN argument?”

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @watershedchron: @BuddyRoemer>so according to newt, buying political influence & favors are just another part of the capitalist free market? #congressforsale

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Uh oh. My question of the day set off @RedScareBot

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@JazzShaw: Signing pledges in general is a weakness in candidates. Let them say their own words, not somebody else's ideas.”

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Yes sir! “@kevinjthompson: are you still running for President?”

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @scottdyas: @RepCanseco being a banker doesn't mean you have to sell us out to your #WallStreet donors. Take a page from @BuddyRoemer. #GetMoneyOut

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Please "track" me on this site: http://t.co/VJ0e6L2g (Was not asked to answer Q's. I would've chosen "Economy" or "Reform" as top issue.)

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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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