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 @BestWriterExtra: Who Has The Party Delegates? http://t.co/UCgsREpX Read My Newest Article At @UNITEDLIBERTY.org #GOP #Primaries

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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We have hacked Buddy's account. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Sessions: We're sitting on a huge treasure of untapped reserves. Most of this is located on fed lands that are managed at POTUS' discretion.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@TheRealDod Can it be used on an iPhone?

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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In Latest Pledge of Loyalty To Campaign Donors, U.S. House of Reps Votes Against Accountability for For-Profit Colleges http://t.co/9jef0F3F

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CongressmanBobTurner (R) @USRepBobTurner

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Met with NY Civil Air Patrol. Cosponsoring H.R. 719 to award Congressional Gold Medals to CAP veterans of #WWII. http://t.co/waBhrRmh

CongressmanBobTurner (R) @USRepBobTurner

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Met with NY Civil Air Patrol. Cosponsoring H.R. 719 to award Congressional Gold Medals to CAP veterans of #WWII. #NY9 http://t.co/ObCd2GIW

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@JazzShaw might be getting a $250 facial hair tax loophole? “@LarryMendte: Congress exposed by a fake mustache" http://t.co/xyKnBMgZ

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Have you seen the Stache Act? Our Congress is crumbling. http://t.co/nloqxQqd @Lessig @JoeNBC @Dylanratigan @MaddowBlog

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Excitement on wifes @DFW-TUS flight. Good job @AmericanAir pilot landing with brake issues. http://t.co/UC4ZxNr0

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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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