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. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The House unanimously approved H.R. 1801, Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act, by a... http://t.co/ln1TxSsH

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

Dec. 15th, we delve into the collapse of #mfglobal. What went wrong? http://t.co/aH7zanht

Trey Gowdy (R) @TGowdySC

@GOPoversight subcommittee hearing on Drug Shortage Crisis: http://t.co/iPQouJHv #sctweets #scnews @musc

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Hosting a press conference with Sen. McCaskill right now to permanently ban earmarks

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Best of luck 2 the Chapman Partnership w/ their 5k Kickoff Rally today! The run takes place 2/11 visit chapmanpartnership.com/events 4 info

David Rivera (R) @RepRivera

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Reat the latest installment of my Week in Review for the week of November 21st http://t.co/EIVL7Ps4

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Former IRS Chief Counsel, Alvin Brown, just tweeted this to me: “Money buys access & money buys legislation. The quid pro quo is BRIBERY!”

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@jjherrick #goldmanfrigginsachs

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@paulballen <-- Follow this guy. Smart as a whip!

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@scorpjam1376 If you're interested in volunteering for my campaign, please sign up at http://t.co/udkc8aVk - we're always looking for help!

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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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