There is already an enhancement request for this:

http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1218

On Jan 4, 10:12 am, Michael Ivey <michael.i...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Native retweets are a new type of tweet, and do not show up as mentions. You
> can cobble together an approximation using search, retweets_of_me, and
> retweets that will get close, but I don't think you can be 100% sure to
> catch all of them.
>
>  -- ivey
>
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 5:35 PM, gstarsf <gpalre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > We are getting ready to launch an application that relies
> > predominantly on the mentions api.  The idea is that anytime someone
> > mentions our username in the form of @username, we get that
> > information and process it in our service.
>
> > The new retweet functionality somehow hides the retweets from the
> > mentions api.  This doesn't make sense, and I was wondering if others
> > are having this problem?  Is there a way to make sure the retweets are
> > coming through the mentions api??
>
> > Thanks.

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