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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RT @TrentWMUR: MUST SEE TV: @WMUR9 broadcasts live final pitches from @MittRomney @RonPaul @newtgingrich @BuddyRoemer @JonHuntsman @RickSantorum at 5pm.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@brodigan Haven't a clue what that means! #oldmanproblems

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @DownwithLobbys: @BuddyRoemer People are unaware of the ramifications of lobbyist & PAC's political power. They simply buy legistlation; its that simple.

Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

Thank you to Silicon Graphics International for hosting me at your facility in Chippewa Falls today!

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Truly an honor to present a Posthumous Bronze Star & Purple Heart to the family of WWII Veteran Charles E. Parker. http://t.co/1zfEMA7j

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

@DanaPerino any interest in coming to Ohio for a speaking engagement?

David Rivera (R) @RepRivera

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Happy to work with @RosLehtinen on getting this done @Drudge_Report U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomat in Miami... http://t.co/C1L9tAaU

Gregg Harper (R) @GreggHarper

Proud to sign a brief to the Supreme Court supporting a decision that #ObamaCare's individual mandate is...

Congressman Landry (R) @JeffLandry

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ICYMI - Pass HR #3676 to protect citizens' civil #liberties: http://t.co/dSokK8iZ

Congressman Landry (R) @JeffLandry

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ICYMI @theadvertiser - ICYMI - Pass HR #3676 to protect citizens' civil #liberties: http://t.co/dSokK8iZ

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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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