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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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

RT @SmallBizGOP: Chairman Graves illustrates the power of #SmallBiz as the single most powerful catalyst to economic growth and recovery http://t.co/X1DLtXLc

Rep. Trent Franks (R) @RepTrentFranks

Margaret Sanger, Founder of #PlannedParenthood: Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. http://t.co/pVyzk3S7 #SanctityofLife

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Rep. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

I'm at the 2012 AIPAC Policy Conference this afternoon to take part in a panel discussion about my trip to Israel last year.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I have been slow on the Tweets this past weekend. Sorry about that. I am now back!

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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TUNE IN: I will be on The War Room with @JenGranholm at 9pm PT.

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Headed to floor to begin consideration of H.R. 2842, a bill @reptipton and I put forth to spur rural econ devel & increase renewable energy

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

I am very saddened by the news of Congressman Donald Payne’s passing. Donald Payne was a good friend. He was... http://t.co/aDx3wy0C

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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

@Berkley4Senate do you agree with POTUS that lowering gas prices should not be a goal of the Administration? #LowerGasPrices #WhereIsBerkley

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Photos of the tornado damage in Menifee County, KY: http://t.co/vmZYpbl7

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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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