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

A Tale of Two Republican Leaders

By Rick Manning With former President Trump gearing up for another presidential run in 2024 and rumors flying about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spinning up a campaign of his own , it’s anyone’s guess how the next presidential election is going to play out.    Early YouGov polling of all Americans shows they see the two […]


Increasing Wokeness and Class Division Threaten to Tear the Left Apart 

By Rick Manning Tensions are rising between those who profess to want to redefine the “soul” of America and those who have traditionally provided them the votes to win elections. A new report from the Manhattan Institute warns that increasing tensions inside the Democratic Party between woke White elites and working class voters […]


Cancelling Newsmax is Cancelling Your Choice

By Rick Manning Censorship of conservative voices by establishment media owners has hit a new low with the decision by AT&T and its subsidiary DirecTV to drop Newsmax from their offerings. One snide commenter was quoted as saying that conservatives have Fox News, why do they need […]


Congress must act before the debt bomb goes off

By Rick Manning Today, the national debt is $31.4 trillion . It’s stuck there for the time being, as Congress considers increasing the national debt ceiling, with House Republicans led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) demanding that spending be brought under control. And with good reason. In 2010, Chairman of the Joint […]


The new Congress convenes… but does McCarthy have the votes for Speaker?

By Rick Manning January 3 in every odd year is the real start of the new year in the political world.  It is when a new Congress begins. A new Congress with all of the hopes from the previous election, new members and old celebrating with open […]


Omnibusted: Will Senate Republicans fold again?

By Rick Manning The $1.65 trillion omnibus spending bill got one step closer to passage on Dec. 21 as the Senate easily voted in favor of the motion to proceed with the massive Omnibus spending package, 70 to 25, with 20 Senate Republicans voting in favor of moving forward . That’s more than enough for final passage. […]


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for the Washington, D.C. establishment

  By Rick Manning It is Christmas season.  The decorations are hung or need to be. Gifts are being purchased. The Advent Week of peace is being celebrated. Parties are being thrown. And Americans wind down from a long, stressful year. Unfortunately, while most Americans refocus, the […]


Warnings from the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month in Europe, Asia

By Rick Manning On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the war to end all wars ended. World War I cost about nine million soldiers their lives with 21 million more wounded.  Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia each […]


The lesson of 2022 is that campaigns still matter—a lot

By Rick Manning Campaigns matter! That’s the story of the election of 2022.  Democrats survived and indeed were rewarded because they ran a campaign demonizing GOP supporters as threats to democracy using images of idiots hanging from the nation’s Capitol from January 6th to make their point, […]


Crime is on the ballot on November 8th

By Rick Manning Murders are up 50 percent since mid-2019 in major cities and Democrat catch and release policies are squarely in the voters crosshairs. The same Democrats who embraced the Black Lives Matter defund the police mantra now find themselves having to defend the results of emasculated police forces […]


High gas prices are a feature of Biden’s energy policy

By Rick Manning The Biden administration’s latest excuse for high gasoline prices is priceless, it’s Trump’s fault. Current Labor Secretary Marty Walsh came out with this astonishing claim in an interview on CNN Newsroom where he said, “if the last administration made investments in refineries, we wouldn’t be where we are […]


Supreme Court Returns to Rule of Law – Restores Legitimacy Stolen by the Left

By Rick Manning You can always tell when the left has fully polled and focused group a talking point, you see it everywhere.  So, to no one’s surprise, the media is full of blaring headlines attacking the Supreme Court’s “legitimacy.” The Washington Post featured a headline, “The Supreme Court, […]


Is Biden’s incapacity now a threat to the world?

By Rick Manning   Is Chinese president Xi under house arrest in Beijing?  Are a number of Xi’s opponents under arrest?  Is Russia’s Vladimir Putin in danger of a coup due to his Ukraine invasion?  Are trained Venezuelan militia coming across our southern border to set up […]


Want a Real Red Wave?


By Rick Manning The latest ABC/Washington Post national poll is a disaster for national Democrats. The headline is that the GOP holds a five-point (51-46) advantage amongst likely voters, but that is not the worse news from Democrats. Not surprisingly, the economy remains the dominant issue on the minds of voters […]


America’s Labor Shortage – The Baby Boomer Solution

By Rick Manning Social Security has long been called the third rail of politics, so any mention of reforming the program in the halls of Congress often sends elected members scurrying for cover. However, right now our nation has a labor crisis.  A crisis that is at […]

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