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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
05.09.2022

Why FINRA Must Butt Out of Individual Investor Choices

05.09.2022

Biden’s created student debt crisis

By Rick Manning What to do about student loan debt? With all the problems swirling in the world, this question seems to be at the top of the minds of Biden administration officials.  Trying to get the most political benefit with the least amount of blowback from […]

04.20.2022

Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee should veto SB 1005 assault on free speech

By Rick Manning Gov. Bill Lee (R-Tenn.) should veto the SB 1005 – HB 1201 assault on free speech should they come to his desk. America is in a free speech crisis. The mere mention of involvement in issue advocacy has resulted in personal and professional attacks […]

04.18.2022

Don’t prosecute criminals? Expect a crime wave.

By Rick Manning Frank James, the man who attempted to kill dozens in the New York Subway system last week had been arrested on nine separate occasions in the 1990s in New York City alone.  Additionally, he had been arrested for making terrorist threats in New Jersey during that same […]

04.12.2022

Biden’s Wealth Tax: A Bad Idea that Cannot Be Ignored

By Rick Manning Imagine a world where you were not taxed on how much you earned in a given year, but instead on how much your wealth appreciated. To some this sounds like something straight out of John Lennon’s communist manifesto, also known as the song “Imagine.” […]

03.24.2022

Ketanji Brown-Jackson’s court packing stand disqualifies her from Supreme Court

By Rick Manning Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled a new harder line on the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson today as he openly criticized her for failing to be transparent in her answers. McConnell sharply criticized Jackson for “refusing to shut the door on court packing” […]

03.22.2022

The Justice Department spied on Project Veritas

By Rick Manning Legal documents from Microsoft Corporation show that the Biden U.S. Department of Justice engaged in a surveillance operation against Project Veritas . But this goes beyond the Lois Lerner-IRS harassment of Tea Party groups, or even the FISA warrant manipulation DOJ engaged in when spying on the campaign and office of President Donald […]

03.21.2022

Still important for GOP Senators to fully vet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Rick Manning Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is the most radical nominee to ever be presented for confirmation. The President has the constitutional right to nominate anyone he wants, but one of the few breaks on the power of the […]

03.02.2022

Manning: Time to Defund Vaccine and Mask Mandates

By Rick Manning President Biden has declared victory over COVID. Congress should take him at his word and defund all of the vaccine and mask mandates now. Just two weeks ago, Congress received 25 million emails urging them to defund the vaccine mandates in the Continuing Resolution […]

01.31.2022

Broadcast talk radio is one of the last bastions of the free press and liberty

By Rick Manning Broadcast radio is an integral part of our nation’s local infrastructure, and changing a successful payment formula which has been in place for more than sixty years threatens its viability. As national streaming networks continue to grow and people become more and more disconnected […]

01.27.2022

Capitol Police’s warrantless spying Congressional staff and visitors must end

By Rick Manning Politico reports that in fall of 2020 , the Capitol Police began a process of investigating staff and visitors to members offices at the U.S. Capitol, and dramatically expanded their efforts after the first of the year, 2021.  These investigations include going through personal Congressional staff members’ social media accounts and […]

01.27.2022

ALG’s Rick Manning reacts to Breyer decision to step down at end of Supreme Court term

By Rick Manning Justice Stephen Breyer has been the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court for years and whoever leaked to NBC News that he planned on retiring did him a great disservice.  He deserved to be able to make his own announcement, but […]

01.26.2022

Congress should defund Biden’s vaccine mandates

  By Rick Manning On Jan. 13, the Supreme Court was right to stop President Joe Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate that sought to compel 80 million employees who work for private employers with 100 or more employees nationwide to obtain Covid vaccines, a rule that would have potentially thrown millions of Americans out of work. The Commerce Clause of the […]

01.11.2022

Team Biden’s January 6 Coverup

Thanks to Senators Cotton, Cruz and other GOP members of the Judiciary Committee we know the one thing the Obama-Biden Justice Department fears most is a spotlight on their own activities.   By Rick Manning Jan. 11, 2022 is the day when top law enforcement officials at […]

12.17.2021

No Chinese slave labor in U.S. retirement funds

By Rick Manning The Department of Labor has long recognized Uyghur Muslims and other religious and ethnic minorities who have been forced into state-sponsored labor and re-education camps by the Chinese Communist Party in Xinjiang and elsewhere across China. The 2020 report published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs lists China 17 times as using children and slaves to […]

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