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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Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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I hope that this job fair I'll be hosting with Husson University will benefit both our returning veterans and our... http://t.co/MeSVlviC

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Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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While I ultimately opposed today's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, I am... http://t.co/OtqZdGgL

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Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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Tonight, I will offer a motion to make sure that funding for unemployment insurance is only used to provide... http://t.co/3SPhxOGT

Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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Tonight, I will offer a motion to make sure that funding for unemployment insurance is only used to provide... http://t.co/V9BUXxmx

Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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#SOPA need to be stopped. Speak out and make sure Congress hears you. http://t.co/W1sso3uG

Mike Michaud (D) @RepMikeMichaud

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I support efforts of @NoLabelsOrg on bipartisan seating @SOTU speech. It should become an annual tradition.

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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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