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

Trump should say ‘no deal’ to Pelosi on attacks on intellectual property in USMCA trade deal

  By Rick Manning The United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement is an important first step in restructuring the trading system around the world around a capitalist idea — that intellectual and private property is foundational to fair and honest trade between willing partners. While it may seem […]


Brazil sugar cane controversy opens door to trade deal

By Rick Manning Brazil is the leading producer of sugar cane in the world and environmentalists in the South American country worry that a recent decision by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government to end a ten-year moratorium on new cane production in the Amazon rainforest will spark new development. While Brazilian sugar production […]


With the out of control national debt now $23 trillion, Congress must freeze spending

By Rick Manning While Democrats like to blame the Trump tax cuts for recent deficits, the fact is that federal tax revenues increased in both FY 2018 and FY 2019. Deficits grew because spending outpaced revenue growth. Rather than worsening deficits, the Trump tax cuts might actually […]


Disney’s Jeffrey Epstein cover up reveals how corrupt media is

By Rick Manning On a hot mic, ABC News reporter Amy Robach recently alleged in a video revealed by Project Veritas, that ABC News, which is owned by Disney, covered up the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago. “I’ve had the story for three years,” Robach said, adding, […]


Quid pro quo becomes quid pro no in Democrats’ crumbling impeachment farce

By Rick Manning Democrats and some Republicans in Washington, D.C. and the media throw around the term quid pro quo quite a bit these days with the intonation that it describes the ultimate evil, convincing me that they don’t really know what it means. So I consulted […]


There is still plenty of swamp left to drain as the administrative state remains out of control

By Rick Manning The breadth of the administrative state has never been more apparent than over the past few months. The Department of State is filled with political activists with a globalist world view who are determined to subvert the policies of the duly elected President of […]


Nancy Pelosi gets to keep her meds, but will you get to keep yours?

By Rick Manning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Drug Pricing bill, H.R. 3 , the so-called “Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019” would be a disaster for those praying for the next medical cure, as it punishes those who are making and democratizing the latest medicines. Currently, the […]


Celebrate the China phase one trade deal when the ink is put to paper, but it proves Trump’s tariffs worked to bring Beijing to the table

By Rick Manning President Ronald Reagan often repeated the admonition to “trust but verify” when it came to nuclear deals with the Soviets.  President Donald Trump’s Phase One trade deal with China needs to be approached with the same skepticism. First off, Trump’s deal with China nominally […]


Dear NBA, you can’t get ‘woke’ by ignoring China’s tyranny, concentration camps and slave labor

By Rick Manning It is time for D.C.’s political pundits to get woke on the economy, while one particularly obnoxious group of wealthy virtue signalers are finding their true selves revealed. While the focus in D.C. is rightfully on the fake impeachment being foisted upon America by […]


Why is the federal employee retirement plan sabotaging the Trump-China trade talks by giving away $50 billion to China for free?

By Rick Manning At a time when the U.S. is engaged in high-level trade talks with China and actively considering whether to institute economic sanctions against Beijing, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is looking at ways to in effect transfer and put at risk $50 billion of federal employees’ […]


With USMCA, Japan, Brazil and South Korea trade deals, President Trump is very bad at being an isolationist

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump is very bad at being an isolationist, in fact, he is probably one of the worse isolationists in American history. Think about it.  President Trump is pushing Congress to pass the USMCA, which tears up the 40 year old NAFTA agreement […]


Time to reform the Endangered Species Act

By Rick Manning Adapted from testimony given before the House Western Caucus. The Endangered Species Act has been stretched beyond recognition into little more than a property grab while little progress is made on species restoration. I personally have been following the need to reform the Endangered […]


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 […]


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’ […]


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 […]

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