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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Dean Heller (R) @DeanHeller

A big thank you to the 2,855 plus donors to our campaign last quarter --especially the 1,900 first-time donors http://t.co/ofAXlZLr #NVsen

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

Honored to earn the distinction of being one of 40 members of the House to earn an A+/ 100% rating from AFP: http://t.co/TqiFLKJU

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @jmcoopaloop: 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

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

RT @SARosado: Just finished interviewing Rep. @Raul_Labrador. Wow. He definitely deserves as much attention as @marcorubio! #latism #tcot

Ron Paul (R) @RonPaul

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RT @TheKudlowReport: Programming note for tomorrow night: @RonPaul joins @Larry_Kudlow in-studio tomorrow night!

Tim Johnson (R) @RepTimJohnson

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Rep. Johnson introduces major initiative to reform Congress, the Citizens Legislator Act: http://t.co/dgYliQCc

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @OpenSecretsDC: Fundraising invites obtained by @NBCFirstRead suggest Romney's bundler team includes Wall Streeters, lawyers, lobbyists http://t.co/oUECKAHe

Tim Johnson (R) @RepTimJohnson

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The Citizens Legislator Act. This legislation could save up to $2 billion a year by “cutting” Congress in half: http://t.co/dgYliQCc

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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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