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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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

In Columbus at the MLK Breakfast honoring the great work done by a great man.

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

Politwoops no longer follows this account.

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

#FoxDebate @bret_Baier As a member of @GOPoversight, I'd like to know what candidates would do re: #fastandfurious.

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT “@CHARLESFADDIS: "Lobbyists Write the Tax Code" http://t.co/B9ZAlAz8 #connectthedots

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Job Cremation? Corps throwing $ at politicians to prevent competition, impede innovation, rig tax code http://t.co/k3kzO2Vp #connectthedots

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Today reps from my staff have celebrated MLK's legacy at events across OH, inc Cinti's Natl Undreground RR Freedom Ctr http://t.co/ZsExSi1E

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

Great article about how growing up on a family farm made Jordy Nelson the star he is today http://t.co/DyRF0a2c. #KeepFamiliesFarming

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

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144 days have passed since the State Dept. said building Keystone was the "preferred" option. http://t.co/CEyJndXu

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Will be on @AFAchannel at 10:30am ET. Talking to Tony Perkins and Tim Wildmon. Tune in: http://t.co/qSGxkGnd

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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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