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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Todd Akin (R) @ToddAkin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Todd says get back to basics & to the blueprint for America our founding fathers left us - LIBERTY! http://t.co/wUunS7wu #MOSen #tcot

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Last night, I spoke with CNBC's Larry Kudlow about the progress of the super committee and its deadline. Watch here: http://t.co/OJr72Tw8

Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

A #BalancedBudget Amendment will finally give Washington spending discipline. WATCH @BettyintheLoop interview from this morning:...

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

ICYMI: Video from the freshmen presser on why we need a BBA! http://t.co/D8Hx4rQS

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

ICYMI: House Republicans video from the freshmen presser on why we need a BBA! http://t.co/Zc9cB79R

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

ICYMI: House Republicans video from the freshman presser on why NOW is the time to pass a BBA. Check it out here: http://t.co/1PYE3GvH

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Balanced Budget Amendment: "Let’s save our country. Let’s amend the Constitution. Let’s balance the budget" http://t.co/zkbTQKJl #BBA

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) @RepHartzler

Voting still open but are failing to get the 2/3 needed. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Is clapping and hollaring to close the vote. He's gleeful.

Buck McKeon (R) @BuckMcKeon

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Breaking: Balanced Budget Amendment defeated in House, 261-165. Very disappointing that Congress cannot vote to... http://t.co/fTGLL3Zt

Adam Kinzinger (R) @RepKinzinger

VIDEO: Check out my interview on @ABC's #Topline on yesterday's #Solyndra hearing http://t.co/O15p6YFM

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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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