Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at He grew up in a suburban Long Island township, Rocky Point, where he graduated from high school. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Manassas, Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

Trade deal with South Korea vindicates Trump’s tough approach to trade

By Robert Romano The naysayers said it couldn’t be done. That by levying his steel and aluminum tariffs, President Donald Trump would be starting a trade war that could not be won. Instead, it is Trump who has been vindicated with his new trade agreement with South […]


Is the Mueller special counsel probe all about protecting Rod Rosenstein’s reputation?

By Robert Romano The key facts to remember in the whole investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, not into Russian interference in the election, but into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, are these: 1) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended to Attorney General Jeff […]


If Brett Kavanaugh is not confirmed to the Supreme Court, Republicans could be annihilated in the midterms

By Robert Romano The GOP Senate has one very important job, and that is to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, maintaining the balance of power on the nation’s highest court. When Justice Anthony Kennedy retired, it was a gift to Republicans, giving them an […]


Congress deferring to another continuing resolution for end of fiscal year—again

By Robert Romano It’s 10 days until the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 and naturally that means that Congress has not passed all of the appropriations bills needed to keep the government fully funded. And so, like it does every year, Congressional leadership is looking to […]


China has far more to lose in a trade war than U.S.

By Robert Romano President Donald Trump is levying 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods shipped to the U.S., rising to 25 percent in Jan. 2019, coming atop a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China. Trump has warned if China retaliates, another $267 billion of tariffs will follow. On Twitter, Trump briefly discussed the tariffs, writing , “Tariffs have […]


Last-minute Kavanaugh attack by Feinstein dirty trick on eve of confirmation

By Robert Romano Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) decision to sit for a little more than a month on an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, contradicted by a witness, from more than 30 years ago when he was in high school was a dirty trick not designed […]


The total dead in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria may never be known, but we should still try to find them

By Robert Romano How many people died in Puerto Rico in Hurricanes Maria and Irma? In a report delivered to Congress in early August, the official fatality count from the government of Puerto Rico had been 1,427, made public for comment in early July almost 9 months after the storms , which was up from an initial estimate of 64 […]


This economy belongs to Trump, not Obama. Here’s why.

By Robert Romano You got to give former President Barack Obama credit, at least he’s consistent. When he came into office, the economy was in a deep recession that began when financial markets crashed in 2008, and, he said, he was blameless for the 8 million job […]


Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation vote puts red state Democrats in a bind

By Robert Romano Nine Senate Democrats are standing for reelection this year in states President Donald Trump carried in 2016: Jon Tester on Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod […]


Trump should call China’s bluff on global trade and North Korean denuclearization

By Robert Romano Is North Korea independent? Or is it a satellite of China? During the Korean War, when U.S. forces pushed toward the Sino-Korean border in the summer of 1950, China immediately intervened , pushing the U.S. back to the 38th parallel. From 1951 to 1953, the war was […]


The White House is no place for resistance

By Robert Romano White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs to serve up whoever wrote the Sept. 5 anonymous New York Times oped, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” or he needs to go and President Donald Trump needs to find a new chief of staff who will get control of those […]


With Jon Kyl, a ‘steady, respected hand’ back in the Senate, could Obamacare repeal and replace be back on the table?

By Robert Romano Former Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) has been appointed by Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey to replace the late John McCain. With the new appointment comes a new opportunity for Republicans to complete one of their key 2016 campaign promises: To repeal and replace Obamacare […]


Second quarter GDP upgraded to 4.2 percent as Trump economy booms, magic number for third quarter is now 3.98 percent

By Robert Romano The second quarter Gross Domestic Product was upgraded by the Bureau of Economic Analysis to 4.2 percent inflation-adjusted, annualized growth, great news for the American people — and bringing the economy one step closer to restoring robust growth. The U.S. economy has not grown above 4 percent since 2000, and not […]


This could be President Trump’s last chance to get the budget right and build the wall with a GOP majority

By Robert Romano The 2018 fiscal year will end on Sept. 30 but Congress is no closer to achieving key Trump administration priorities including fully funding the southern border wall, something President Donald Trump has been demanding since 2017 and campaigned on extensively in 2016. So far, […]


Rudy Giuliani is right, truth isn’t truth when it comes to the special counsel targeting Hillary Clinton’s enemies list

By Robert Romano When you get right down to it, almost every person being targeted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller or targeted by the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017 via the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court was named in the Christopher Steele dossier , which was paid for by […]

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