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

Does Special Counsel Report + Calls for Dem SCOTUS Retirements = Michelle Obama for President?

By Rick Manning A few headlines rang the news that some on the left are targeting Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor in a campaign to pressure her to resign from the Court now, while a Democrat still sits in the White House.  Citing fear of a replay of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg decision […]


Why Alejandro Mayorkas Wasn’t Impeached the First Time and Why He Should Be Convicted

By Rick Manning There have been more than nine million illegal aliens who have crossed the border since Joe Biden became president. Biden’s hand-picked Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has aided and abetted this invasion through his failure to enforce the laws of the land, and the House of Representatives […]


Biden’s Border Assault Continues – Any Questions?

By Rick Manning Joe Biden’s record setting presidency continues as it has been announced that more illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in January than in any previous January on record, according to the latest data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol . That’s right amazing Joe continues his stunning success in breaking the illusion of a U.S. […]


10 percent of student debt borrowers refusing to pay their loans out of entitlement

By Rick Manning The New York Post reports that “nearly 9 million Americans failed to make their first [student loan] payment” after a resumption of payments following a Supreme Court decision overturning President Joe Biden’s attempt to forgive $500 billion of loans. 69 percent in a survey by Intelligent.com say they cannot afford to pay […]


Joe Biden’s legacy of disastrous failure comes home to roost with Houthi terrorist attacks on Suez trade route

By Rick Manning Joe Biden’s presidency started with a series of blunders ranging from creating the current illegal immigrant crisis through his immediate rollback of former President Donald Trump’s successful border security policies to rejoining the Paris Climate Accords and revoking the permit for the Keystone XL […]


U.S. Rep. Spartz’ Debt Commission Act to address debt death spiral is long overdue

By Rick Manning We need a debt commission like the one U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) is offering in the  Debt Commission Act of 2024 . America is in a debt death spiral,  with OMB projecting the national debt to rise to $50 trillion by 2033 , and it is unclear whether Congress will ever have the political will to do something about it. One […]


Trump Wins Big in Iowa but His Policies are More Popular with the Average American Than You Think 

By Rick Manning The establishment political apparatus is visibly shaken by former President Donald Trump’s nearly 30-point victory in the Iowa Republican caucus Monday, but largely labeling the victory a Trump-friendly state remaining Trump-friendly. Iowans have favored the former president in the last two election cycles, and while his victory in […]


Thank you, Wayne LaPierre, America’s unsung civil rights leader


The Constitution must trump mass surveillance and the FISA Court

By Rick Manning The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by […]


Three words House GOP should forget in 2024:  Vacate the Chair

By Rick Manning 2024 promises to be an opportunity for Republicans in Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives, to stymie the Biden administration’s multi-front onslaught against America. But this can only occur if the House GOP can focus on what brings them together rather than what […]


Lake Mead Recovery Stuns Climate Change Zealots

By Rick Manning Global warming alarmists are continually looking for evidence to support their doomsday predictions and just last year, Lake Mead, which results from the Hoover Dam in Nevada, was a prime focal point. Why should you care?  The water levels of Lake Mead serve as […]


Biden’s CFPB Director Wants You To Pay For Late Credit Card Payers

By Rick Manning Imagine a regulatory body of the United States government deciding that people who pay their bills should subsidize those who don’t. Well, imagine no more.  The constitutionally dubious Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) has a proposed rule (Regulation Z) that would lower the penalty […]


Unable to Run on His Record, Biden Shifts Attack to Trump on Abortion and Even Takes Aim at the Press

  By Rick Manning It’s not a surprise that Biden’s polling numbers are abysmally low, with a majority of polls showing him trailing former President Trump by several points and losing double-digits with core coalitions of voters compared to 2020.    This severe erosion of support even […]


$100 million for Hamas will incentivize more attacks on Israel

By Rick Manning A terrorist group killed 32Americans, and still holds at least 10 Americans as hostages after a military attack on civilian homes and a musical festival which left 1300 Israelis dead.  U.S. President Joe Biden’s response is to reward the terrorists and their allies with […]


Why is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pushing for credit protection for illegal immigrants?

By Rick Manning The Biden Justice Department along with their cohorts at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have broken the logic barrier once again as they issued a statement saying illegal immigrants cannot be discriminated against in getting credit. What? Credit is based upon the ability to […]

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