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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Sen. John McCain (R)

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great seeing my friend Vitali Klitschko - #boxing champ, mayor of Kiev & patriot for #Ukraine! http://t.co/5nF2SqbHR1

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Good meeting w/ Alina Gorghiu, new co-head of Romania's right-wing Nat'l Liberal Party- excellent leader for nxt gen! http://t.co/NgxmKxHB9J

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Glad celebrate w/ ppl of Mohave Cnty as @azgfd & @USFWSHQ finalized trout stocking agreement - big win for #Arizona http://t.co/NPqqPn1D3I

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Cactus League kicks off tomorrow in #Arizona - a wonderful American tradition! Learn more: http://t.co/CYTr3rMxz4 #MLB #SpringTraining

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Sent letter w/ @JeffFlake urging @SenShelby to hold Senate hearing re: access to banking services on US-Mexico border http://t.co/ttQsihdUWd

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Intro'd bill w/ @JerryMoran, @KellyAyotte & @marcorubio to hold fully accountable VA officials implicated in scandal: http://t.co/XZ6YJP4wP4

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great finish to a day of tours & briefings at #Arizona military bases at Marine Corps Air Station #Yuma w/ @RepGosar & @JeffFlake!

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

With Pres Obama's #Cuba plans, it's no why our enemies are emboldened & our friends demoralized today - my full stmt: http://t.co/KWc4tUCb6M

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Important meeting today w/ the US Ambassador to #Turkey, Serdar Kilic http://t.co/3HhVpTxM9i

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Very proud of my daughter @MeghanMcCain who begins hosting new show @pivot_tv this spring! http://t.co/jxaTLRDONQ

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great discussion yesterday w/ #Egypt civil society leaders @hrw, @CIHRS_Alerts, @GhostyMaher (see: http://t.co/WiFhMHKO7S) & others

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Very informative visit to #Yemen today - another nation under siege by Al-Qaeda and #Iran https://t.co/Fzgpf7lkss

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great to be joined by former Colombian President @AlvaroUribeVel tonight in #Phoenix http://t.co/bQ5UmVoG

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Great visit w/ volunteers @MittRomney #Boca Raton Victory HQ http://t.co/jW0NynuJ

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Stmt w/ @GrahamBlog & @KellyAyotte on Obama Admin telling defense industry to ignore law & NOT to issue layoff notices: http://t.co/R0kSS6hT

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Good talking to @The_RGA this afternoon in #Scottsdale - keep up the good work http://t.co/4YREXZoM

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