They are intentionally removed from the user_timeline.

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Tyson Lowery <> wrote:
> I've noticed that with the new retweet feature, retweets no longer
> appear in the user_timeline API calls.  Is this intentional or is this
> a bug?   If it is a bug, any ideas on the expected fix date?  I
> noticed a lot of complaints about this searching on twitter (like
> "hey, retweets don't show up in my XYZ application!")
> If it is intentional, there is no longer a way to get public retweets
> using the developer API calls.  Unless I am missing something?  The
> only way I see to do this is through the retweet API calls which
> require an authenitcated user.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.  I'm trying to get all the
> information I can before I start sinking time into writing a fix for
> this for my application.

Marcel Molina
Twitter Platform Team

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