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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Ron Paul (R) @RonPaul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Scheduled to be on the Neal Boortz radio show at 11am ET tomorrow @Talkmaster - #RonPaul #GOP2012 #tcot #tlot #teaparty

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @999TheMovie: Day 2, @BuddyRoemer, and still no movie!? Meanwhile They're making a children's cereal based on 9-9-9 The Movie! #FruitLoops #TaxLoopholes

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Concerned that defense bill would allow military detention of Americans on US soil, w/out the action of a civilian court....

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Forbes: "Buddy Roemer and the Possibility of Political Reform" http://t.co/MgCfcBg4 #ows #p2 #tcot #decision2012

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

Spectrum policy from Energy and Commerce http://t.co/5jKo4plj

Rep. Robert J. Dold (R) @RepDold

I was glad to attend @PeterRoskam "Exports Means Jobs" Forum in Chicago today. #4jobs

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

This week's Randy's Roundup. And check my website's homepage to answer the question of the week. http://t.co/5942Yq35

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
At approximately 4pm today the House will consider bill to let U.S. military personnel 'keep their boots on' http://t.co/dyNgOctf

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) @lisamurkowski

Personally thanking our brave soldiers before their deployment. We proudly stand behind them. http://t.co/IzuB7dWX

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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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