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

US Economy: Boom or Bust?

By Rick Manning   Is the economy booming or is it riding a wave of paper money with no real underlying sustainability? That is the question which policy makers in Washington, DC should be considering. The truth is no one actually knows, but that is exactly why […]


Fake News so bad even CNN calls them out!

This is a primary example of how a lie can go around the world three times before the truth even gets out of the gate. By Rick Manning Journalist Glenn Greenwald, one of the nation’s most respected journalists, eviscerated the corporate media like the Washington Post and […]


Left-leaning Lawfare Machine Springs into Action to Oppose Arizona Ballot Audit

The same jokers who had no problem with Fulton County, Georgia sending everyone home due to a water leak and then being caught, on-camera, rolling out suitcases of ballots after observers were gone are concerned that they cannot observe the counting in Maricopa County, Arizona. […]


Amateurish FBI raid on innocent Trump supporter’s home ought to chill every American

“Perhaps the real purpose of the raid was to intimidate citizens to not even protest. Going to the wrong rally in the wrong place at the wrong time might get you an FBI courtesy call.” – Bob Bird By Rick Manning Last week the FBI raided the […]


No Background Checks for Federal Contractors? What Could go Wrong?

Rep. Maxine Waters bill to eliminate background checks for contractors raises serious questions. By Rick Manning Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. David Trone (D-MD) have introduced a bill that would block certain federal grants from going to federal contractors who conduct criminal background checks, or even “inquire” about the criminal […]


On court-packing, where are the Democrats?

We just need one Democrat to break the ice and become the first Democrat to cosponsor one of the Keep Nine amendments this year. That will go a long way to putting the issue to rest. By Rick Manning Political pundits of all stripes have become accustomed […]


Cancel Culture Goes After NFL Prospect for anti-Obama Costume He Wore in Middle School

“Americans need to meet these intolerant speech bullies with an equal determination to punish entertainers and their owners who hate America forcing them to recognize that their job is to play ball, not politics.” By Rick Manning Top NFL prospect and former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has come under fire just […]


Keep Nine to keep the independent judiciary

By Rick Manning Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would add four more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, boosting the number of justices on the bench from nine to 13, as Democrat congressional leaders are going all-in on packing the Supreme Court. This is just more […]


Hold MLB accountable for their misguided woke corporatism by stripping away its antitrust protection

“Co-sponsoring this legislation is the world’s biggest no-brainer” By Rick Manning Congress has a great opportunity to fight back against the woke mob by co-sponsoring legislation introduced this week that would strip Major League Baseball (MLB) of its antitrust protections. This week, Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) along […]


Paris climate accord flops as China increases carbon emissions more than rest of the world reduces them

While America has been busily shuttering coal fired utilities, China has stomped down on the accelerator in increasing coal fired electricity generation.  By Rick Manning President Joe Biden’s blind re-entry into the fatally flawed Paris Climate Accord in January was little more than a promise to unilaterally […]


Lower Corporate Tax Rate to Zero

Corporate tax rate should be lowered to zero percent for companies which have 100 percent American workforces. By Rick Manning Senator Joe Manchin (D. – W.Va.) said he would oppose raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, a key component of the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill, […]


Biden Should Overturn this Decision and Protect American Jobs

Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared in Real Clear Politics on March 31, 2021. By Rick Manning President Joe Biden has the power to overturn the recent U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)  decision  in a trade dispute involving the importation and sale of certain lithium-ion batteries, battery cells, battery modules, and […]


Time to play ball, not politics, on Georgia election law

Moving the All-Star Game would put Major League Baseball at odds with basic constitutional principles but would also create a further chasm between the game and much of its fan base.  By Rick Manning Click here to email Commissioner Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball owners and tell them to Play Ball and Not Politics! Major League Baseball is being pressured by the left to move its All […]


The Fight to Protect Talk Radio

The fight for America’s soul is being waged and radio transmission towers are the main vehicles through which conservative thought is heard.  In the next four years, politically and legally defending those towers may be the difference between our nation surviving the onslaught on speech […]


Microsoft cyberattackers rewarded with big Microsoft investment

By Rick Manning It is crazy, but the startling March 9 Washington Free Beacon headline screamed out with a dissonance akin to a teacher running her fingernails down a blackboard to get her students attention, “ Microsoft Responds to China Cyber Attack by Expanding Business in China .” What the heck? Chinese Communist Party hackers breached the Microsoft […]

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