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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Rep. Charles Bass (R) @RepCharlesBass

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Excited to see the students' creations this afternoon! RT @UnionLeader Robots are revving up at FIRST in Manchester...bit.ly/w67SRI

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

On this day in 1836, Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos: http://t.co/Q92PlfM2 #History

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Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

So proud that my staff was able to join the hundreds of Kansans coming together to help clean up and rebuild Harveyville...

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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With John Rauh of Americans For Campaign Reform and Brian Malone, Creator of Patriocracy http://t.co/i4wKmgx9

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Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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Just finished a great tour of the Bayou Meto Water Pump Station. #ar2

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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First having lunch at Cotham's in Scott. #ar2

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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My latest #ar2 district update: http://t.co/oXlSO9z5. Get updates via email: http://t.co/EJoE9W5J

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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If you're in NYC, try to make it to the 'Patriocracy' #film premier tonight. Here are the details >> http://t.co/6220rDfx

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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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