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 Chesapeake Beach, Maryland where he is a former town council member, Rick is active in his local church and is married to his college sweetheart.

Rick Manning

Big Media Consolidation Presents Big Problems

By Rick Manning AT&T and Time Warner were just given the green light to merge over Americans for Limited Government’s vigorous objections, but what does this mean for the everyday American? As big  media consolidation  continues to threaten market competition and free speech, not to mention monopolize the telecommunications […]


Apple Vs. Qualcomm: Fighting For The Right To Innovate

By Rick Manning Qualcomm and Apple face off this month in what could wind up being the most significant intellectual property dispute this nation has seen in decades. It boils down to this: The company that pioneered global smartphone connectivity — Qualcomm — and the company that currently holds […]


No tariffs, no barriers, no subsidies: The Yoho path to subsidy-free sugar

It is not enough to complain about U.S. subsidies without recognizing the market impact of foreign subsidies and tariffs, and unilateral disarmament on a trade issue runs counter to the President’s let’s all lower our tariffs and subsidies together call to action to the G-7 countries.


Trump Keeps Coming Through for American Workers

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump has time and time again delivered for American workers. Just this month, it was announced that the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8 percent, an 18-year low – and per Vice President Mike Pence , the rate “… hasn’t been lower since 1969.” Astoundingly, in […]


Is the Deep State manipulating security clearances?

By Rick Manning In the initial days of the Trump administration, there were a few stories floating around about security clearance issues within the new administration. Upon further investigation, it seems some in government are using the security clearance process to keep out people it doesn’t want […]


Trump Puts an End to Taxpayer Subsidies for Unions, Saving $100 Million

By Rick Manning Government employee unions have enjoyed an absolute boondoggle in recent years, receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds. But the boon could soon be over thanks to a new executive order from President Donald Trump. Last Friday, the president signed an executive order requiring […]


What is causing teen school violence?

By Rick Manning The world seems to be an upside down place. The latest example is the former Education Secretary Arne Duncan suggesting that no one goes to school in some kind of perverse strike until Congress “does something” about school violence.  Of course, “doing something” is […]


Raul Labrador has earned your vote to be Governor of Idaho

By Rick Manning Raul Labrador will make a great Governor of Idaho. I know because I have watched him represent Idaho in Congress. I have seen Raul Labrador stand firm against national GOP leaders and fight for conservative principles when every political benefit said stop fighting. I […]


Give President Trump the Power to Negotiate Sugar Subsidies Away

By Rick Manning “President Trump believes that American food producers have not been treated the fairly on international stage and has committed to levelling the playing field for America’s farmers.” That’s one of the clear statements contained within last month’s White House  report  titled, “What You Need To […]


Coup by intimidation: The Swamp fights back

By Rick Manning On May 2, the Daily Caller reported, “House Democrat Warns Trump Team: You’ll End Up ‘Sullied’ Like Ronny Jackson,” writing, “Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen warned on Wednesday that members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle will end up ‘sullied’ like former White House physician Adm. […]


Mike Pompeo is already a successful peacemaker. Democrats ought to support him.

By Rick Manning A casual observer might be surprised to learn that Mike Pompeo is in the midst of a confirmation battle to become President Trump’s secretary of state. After all, he’s already conducting high-stakes diplomatic negotiations for the United States. On Monday afternoon, the Senate Foreign […]


Mulvaney Brings Law and Order to the CFPB

By Rick Manning Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is bringing responsibility and transparency to his agency – so of course he is under attack by Democrats. The brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the CFPB purportedly exists to shield consumers from […]


If the President doesn’t want to sign another bad omnibus bill, he must act now

By Rick Manning President Trump declared he would never sign another stinker government funding bill like the omnibus again, yet many in Washington, D.C. expect the legislative funding game to be played exactly the same way this upcoming September. It doesn’t have to be, and if the […]


The left is going crazy over the Andrew McCabe firing, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions got it exactly right

By Rick Manning Former Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe has been fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the left is going crazy. McCabe’s firing was recommended by the FBI’s internal career civil service run Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Attorney General […]


House GOP opposition to Trump’s steel tariffs blew the Pa. special election race

By Rick Manning Washington, D.C. House Republicans are scrambling to explain how they lost a special election in a Pennsylvania district that President Trump won by 20 points. It really is pretty simple. They still don’t have a clue how or why Trump won. The district was […]

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