Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at rmanning@getliberty.org. A long time public affairs professional, Rick served as the Public Affairs Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George W. Bush Administration, where he was twice recognized by the Secretary for Exceptional Achievement.

Born and raised in southern California, Rick graduated from the University of Southern California working his way through school running political campaigns.

Shortly thereafter, he became a state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association for nine years responsible for the southeastern United States, Maryland and New Jersey. At NRA, Rick worked closely with local groups to pass the groundbreaking concealed carry law in Florida which has subsequently served as a national model.

A veteran of dozens of corporate communications and grassroots campaigns, Manning has emerged as a leading voice in the conservative community with columns appearing in The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily, FoxNews.com and other major publications across the nation.

A resident of Maryland where he is a former town council member locally, Rick is active in his local church and is married to his college sweetheart.


Rick Manning
09.19.2019

For those rooting for an economic downturn to oust President Trump, this has to be the worst recession ever 

By Rick Manning Below are a few good news economic stories you might have missed since the media created recession fears have been negated by the robust U.S. economy. The August jobs data showing more people employed than at any time in history with more than a million more job openings than unemployed people in the […]

09.18.2019

Saudi oil shock shows wisdom of Trump Venezuelan oil waiver

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump’s decision to grant waivers to U.S. oil interests from Venezuelan sanctions looks particularly brilliant in light of the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries which temporarily shut down the availability of more than 5 percent of the world’s oil supplies. Given the United States’ […]

09.13.2019

New AT&T-Verizon partnership raises antitrust eyebrows

By Rick Manning AT&T/Time Warner recently announced that they were entering into an agreement worth approximately $9 million with Verizon to manage their email services and web portal. While the news may have only been noticed in Buffalo, N.Y., the hometown of the company that lost the […]

09.12.2019

Pelosi drug tax kills cures

By Rick Manning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems intent on destroying the hope of those afflicted by cancer and other deadly diseases as legislation she is pushing under the guise of lowering drug prices will effectively create a potential financial cost for developing and inventing new life […]

09.09.2019

Jobs report blows away recession fears as Trump economy continues to soar

By Rick Manning There were fewer people unemployed in America in August 2019 than there were in August 1975 when we were just shy of 69 million fewer people in the economy. I graduated from Norco High School in 1975. I am now eligible to collect Social […]

09.06.2019

Congress should reject Lamar Alexander’s plan to federalize health data

By Rick Manning Terrible ideas come in all partisan packages and this seems to be particularly true when it comes to federalizing your health care. One Republican, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) who once vociferously opposed federalized health care plans like Obamacare, is now embracing a federal government […]

09.03.2019

President Trump’s trade war on China is a moral and economic fight for the future of the world

By Rick Manning Ask yourself if you were President, what would you do if you discovered that a foreign country has been waging an underground war against the nation you are sworn to protect surreptitiously killing tens of thousands of your people every year by pouring a […]

08.28.2019

Trump isolates China by making deals with the rest of the world

By Rick Manning China and the United States traded punches last week in the ongoing trade dispute, after China announced tariff increases on $75 billion of U.S. agricultural and other goods. The Trump administration responded by ending a delay in the imposition of U.S. tariffs on $300 […]

08.23.2019

Did the FBI brief the British spy working for Hillary Clinton on its Trump-Russia investigation in 2016 but not Congress?

By Rick Manning There is one revelation in John Solomon’s latest column “ 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall ,” that ought to enrage every American citizen. Certainly, the civil rights of political candidates being trampled on by the government spying on the opposition party in an election year based on false charges […]

08.23.2019

Fake news: Marketwatch and Drudge are wrong, 500,000 jobs not lost in 2018, the economy created 2.2 million jobs last year

By Rick Manning You might have noticed some alarmist reporting from Marketwatch and the Drudge Report implying the economy lost 500,000 jobs last year. “JOB GROWTH REDUCED BY 501,000,” reported Drudge, linking to a Marketwatch report that was headlined, “U.S. created 500,000 fewer jobs since 2018 than previously reported, new figures […]

08.20.2019

Russia, racist, recession: The new fake news R words

By Rick Manning Magically and mystically, this minute the favorite “R” word of the Democrats has shifted from Russia to racist to recession in the blink of an eye — all falsehoods — as they desperately hope that the normal economic cycle turns prior to the Nov. […]

08.15.2019

Venezuela, China and Russia — Oh My

By Rick Manning The world is a complicated place. Most people don’t associate the devastation of the Venezuela by communist leader Nicolas Maduro with China, yet Venezuelan oil lies at the heart of China’s interests and as a result, they have been propping up the murderous South […]

08.12.2019

Billionaire leftists are coming for your guns

By Rick Manning Limousine liberals are endangering your Second Amendment rights. While these celebrities and billionaires can afford armed and trained bodyguards, homes surrounded by walls, high-tech security and surveillance systems, panic rooms, and even armored cars, they want to disarm average citizens who live in much […]

08.08.2019

Red flag laws to confiscate guns without the ability to mount a defense raise a gigantic red flag on due process

By Rick Manning I worked with Donald Trump’s team before he announced for the presidency on opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a policy decision which put me at odds with many of my conservative friends. But defending the United States of America against a trade deal which would […]

08.06.2019

Baltimore’s blight cannot move off of the national agenda

By Rick Manning And suddenly the squalor of Baltimore and our nation’s inner cities is off the news.  But the people who live in the deteriorating parts of our nation’s cities remain even as we collectively look to El Paso and Dayton and the news coverage changes […]

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