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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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Heads up, Sessions will join Dan Morris at 3:30 on WMRK Montgomery radio . Listen live: http://t.co/nQ8s05zM

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) @SenatorSessions

Heads up, Sessions will join Dan Morris at 2:30 CST on WMRK Montgomery radio . Listen live: http://t.co/nQ8s05zM

Orrin Hatch (R) @OrrinHatch

Click to hear Mitt Romney's thoughts on my reelection and the importance of the Senate Finance Committee. http://t.co/487iiL56

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @wave3news: Sirens going off in Jefferson County- go to a safe area #wave3news

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @KevinHarned: Tornado Warning for Bullitt, Hardin, and Jefferson County in KY until 4:45pmEST. http://t.co/VYwwxmyX

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Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

Heavy storm and possible tornado damage in Clark/Washington/Scott county area today. If you need assistance,... http://t.co/daurYd5f

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @JPColligan: Endorse @buddyroemer for President with @JPColligan on #votizen - https://t.co/aqcQQ2EP

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Steve Stivers (R) @RepSteveStivers

I enjoyed taking part in Read Across America with 3rd graders today in Mrs. Burtram's class! http://t.co/XXM2jMQH

Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

Lots of great information from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security http://t.co/xxxFKzfc

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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Speaking in Wilmington @ Sam's Meats about how Mitt Romney is the best choice to turn things around in our country http://t.co/XVOsezIe

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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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