Barack Obama birth certificate conspiracy theorists have been foiled again.
Conservative-leaning Breitbart.com on Tuesday published a copy of a promotional booklet from Obama's former literary agency. According to a brief biography in the 1991 booklet, Obama was "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii," fueling fire to the idea that the president is not a natural-born American citizen.
As New York magazine noted, the article caused a stir in conservative circles, drawing commentary from the Drudge Report and other popular websites.
However, the woman who wrote Obama's biography in the pamphlet said Thursday that she had misidentified Obama's place of birth.
"This was nothing more than a fact-checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time," Miriam Goderich, who worked for the literary agency Acton & Dystel, told Yahoo News. "There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii."
The issue of Obama's birthplace has been raised frequently since his initial presidential run in 2008, despite the White House release of a copy of his birth certificate last spring.
The post on Breitbart.com included a disclaimer, stating that the site's founder Andrew Breitbart, who died earlier this year, never subscribed to birther theories.
"Andrew Breitbart was never a 'Birther,' and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of 'Birtherism,'" read the note. "In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961."
Below, a look back at what other Republicans have said about Obama's birthplace:
After meeting with hardline birther Donald Trump, Republican Presidential contender Rick Perry told Parade Magazine "doesn't have a definitive answer" on whether Obama was born in the United States. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/23/rick-perry-obama-birth-certificate_n_1027123.html" target="_hplink">Perry said</a> that in discussing the birther issue with Trump, he told Trump "I don't have any idea. It doesn't really matter ... It's a distractive issue."
Mitt Romney <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53073.html" target="_hplink">has said definitively</a> that he believes President Obama was born in the United States. "The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said in April, adding "there are real reasons to get this guy out of office."
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/04/ron-paul-is-not-a-birther.html" target="_hplink">brushed aside</a> the birther question, saying there's obviously no legitimacy to the claims that Obama wasn't born in the U.S. "I never bring it up," Paul told MSNBC's Chris Matthews in April. "I'm going to leave it to talk show hosts and to Donald Trump, and let you guys argue it out."
From HuffPost's Sam Stein: <blockquote>Fueling the myth mongering that Barack Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a recent interview that the president may follow a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview.</blockquote> Gingrich <a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/246302/gingrich-obama-s-kenyan-anti-colonial-worldview-robert-costa" target="_hplink">told the <em>National Review</em></a>, "What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?"
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/potential-gop-candidates-face-birther-question/2011/03/16/ABnx1Em_story.html" target="_hplink">has stated</a> he has no doubt President Obama was born in Hawaii and is a U.S. citizen, a spokesperson told the <em>Washington Post</em> in March. Santorum <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53743.html#ixzz1bceW5pAx" target="_hplink">told fellow Republicans</a>, "He has a certificate of birth, which is what, if you ask for the record of birth in Hawaii, that is what they give you." After dismissing the birther issue, he said there are plenty of other things to dislike about the current president.