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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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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

Mario Diaz- Balart (R) @MarioDB

Entrevista @CNNEE hablando de la economia y elecciones del 2012, sale a la noche en Directo USA. http://t.co/zQBwpYrA

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Sen. McConnell will appear on the Lars Larson Radio Show at 3:05 ET. Listen live here: http://t.co/b8lRk5q6

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

I’ll on the @LarsLarsonShow tonight at 5:30 CT – talking about the #TeaParty. Listen in at http://t.co/svql7ekH

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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I signed onto H.R. 459 to impose an audit of the Federal Reserve.

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Watch Rep.Barletta's Q&A session on SBA Disaster Assistance Programs at the Small Biz Cmte here http://t.co/qnzM7dHf #PA11 #NEPA #NEPAFlood

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Cosp legislation introduced by Sen @DickLugar to forge ahead w/Keystone XL -adding thousands of #jobs & boosting OH manufacturing. #KXL4jobs

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar (R) @TheLugarCenter

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RT @robportman: Cosp legislation introduced by Sen @DickLugar to forge ahead w/Keystone XL -adding thousands of #jobs & boosting OH manufacturing. #KXL4jobs

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@NovElection2012 I re-post articles where I'm mentioned.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @1v99: "The criterium for the last GOP debate was 'Have you raised $500,000 in the last 90 days?'." ~Buddy Roemer #campaignfinancereform #p2

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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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