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. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Wright Bros Nat Memorial will waive their entrance fee for all visitors on MLK weekend from Sat, Jan 14 to Mon, Jan 16 http://t.co/asQwus1J

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

Among campaign talk, we hope POTUS & @SenateDems are committed to getting America back-2-work. #4jobs #Keystone XL

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @mclean: In #Durham #NH tonight? Come see @BuddyRoemer at UNH as he cheers on #LSU http://t.co/vnjvesJU #fitn #nhprimary @SeacoastTweets

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Kudos to Rush—although he seems to think that no one was speaking out against the NDAA. Some of us were. But our... http://t.co/4SsouvMm

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @CharlieCurve: Let's get some fresh eyes on Republican @BuddyRoemer. He's a breath of fresh air in the GOP field: http://t.co/WF2Q7C9q Pass it on.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@TroyAikman #geauxtigers

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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TUNE IN: Will be on MSNBC's @Morning_Joe in just a few minutes!

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

Please join me at the Emmett Court House for mobile office hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today! http://t.co/to5Rt1Ji

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

@barackobama meet with 150 people in Belpre set to loose jobs b/c new @usepagov rules - we need policies #4jobs http://t.co/jTAiItG9

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Discussed job creation w/many hardworking employees @CSX Intermodal in N. Baltimore. Even used the crain simulator http://t.co/geWKdfvU

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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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