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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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Great to meet with U.S. Service Members from Florida during Cong trip to Middle East. http://t.co/WceOONQL

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Interesting. Google lists Michele Bachman, but not me. I must be "other." http://t.co/FMrtqQri

Rep. Phil Gingrey,MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Looking forward to visiting w/ members of the Buckhead #GOP Women’s Group this evening.

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Sen. McConnell sits down with Bill Bryant for Kentucky Newsmakers 1/7 p://bit.ly/x3837R

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @ESQPolitics: The Only True Republican Candidate of Our Times http://t.co/6soKUqTO @BuddyRoemer #NHPrimary #longreads #onthetrail

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Quick stop in Virginia to meet with Mr. Hanna at Mesabi Daily News before the facility tour at Hibbing’s Essar Steel. http://t.co/BDpzDI55

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

Chairman Darrell Issa and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Republicans are pleased to... http://t.co/QxY8S3s6

Virginia Foxx (R) @virginiafoxx

Congresswoman Foxx enjoyed chatting with the Kernersville leaders at "Meet Me On Main" today http://t.co/MOkHAqil

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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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