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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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Enjoyed sitting down w/ Charlie, Gayle & Erin at the brand new @CBSThisMorning

Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

I join @BettyintheLoop at 7:45 am on Bloomberg -- make sure to watch!

Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

Catch me today at 3 with The Trifecta on WKZO AM 590 – FM 96.5

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @bratschegnome: CNN bends their own debate rules for Perry but not @BuddyRoemer - I emailed edie.emery@cnn.com and jennifer.scoggins@cnn.com to complain.

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

@casecorny I've asked DOL to withdraw its rule, but we still need your help. Please share your story at http://t.co/MB6spmtZ

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
"Unlike Washington, Main Street entrepreneurs pull their own weight, pay their taxes and play by the government’s... http://t.co/MJNznUme

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thanks, everyone! Keep spreading my message. “@GOPPrimary: Most retweetd #2012GOP past 24hrs @BuddyRoemer 1,056"

Newt 2012 Campaign (R) @Newt2012HQ

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We announced our Faith Leaders Coalition today led by George Barna ttp://bitly.com/zeJgjh #withNewt

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @BalncedRepublc: CNN lets Perry into Jan 19th debate, even though he doesn't qualify. Let @edie_emery at CNN know you want @BuddyRoemer in debate! #MediaBias

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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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