Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at [email protected]. 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

Manning in Townhall: Thanking the Almighty God, the First Thanksgiving

It is my sincere hope and prayer that this Thanksgiving, while we are preparing for a feast that we will remember who the true founder of that feast is, the Almighty God.  TOWNHALL By Rick Manning The first official Thanksgiving Proclamation by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford 398 […]


Rick Rant: Biden Still Wants Your Bank Account

By Rick Manning Biden Doubling of IRS Staff is Aimed at You President Joe Biden’s Wreckonciliation bill that awaits consideration in the Senate more than doubles the number of IRS agents purportedly to go after the 614 billionaires in America.  Problem is that really, really wealthy people […]


The Death of the City by the Bay

This same story is being played out across the country in one form or another as Soros-backed prosecutors choose to use their discretion to rewrite the criminal justice laws in their respective states effectively leaving their local businesses at the mercy of the mob.  By […]


Rick Rant: Intimidation in Kenosha and Corporate Board Rooms

By Rick Manning The Rittenhouse case makes me sick. There is supposed to be a presumption of innocence in this country and the case is classic self-defense. Even the prosecution’s witnesses gave testimony suitable to acquit Rittenhouse, but the politics forced this trial. Kyle Rittenhouse is on […]


Kill the Biden Reconciliation Disaster

The Biden reconciliation bill is full of mandatory spending which will act as a financial time bombs set to go off over the next decade.  By Rick Manning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set an artificial must-pass date of October 30th for what was a $3.5 trillion […]


Amnesty Promise in Biden’s $3.5 Trillion bill explains Massive Illegal Alien Invasion

Amnesty. The golden ticket of becoming an American citizen is at stake. By Rick Manning 208,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border in August 2021, a 317 percent increase over the number of crossers in August 2020. And it is the second most in 21 years, exceeded […]


Biden’s Killing Fields

By Rick Manning Aug. 31, 2021 marks the date that the United States military will have fully pulled up stakes and fled Afghanistan in one of the most shameful withdrawals in American history. The Biden Administration has reaffirmed this disastrous decision to leave by Aug. 31 after being threatened by 7th […]


Manning in American Greatness: Reject Federal Takeover of Elections—Again

By Rick Manning Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That is exactly how Americans must feel as they learn that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is trying to ram through another bill orchestrating a federal takeover of elections, despite the previous failed attempt […]


Pelosi’s First Concern: Save Herself

By Rick Manning   Nancy Pelosi has brought the House of Representatives back into session today.   Is she concerned about the unprecedented peril that our nation is under as the failed Biden Afghanistan withdrawal has brought ridicule, derision and scorn from allies, while those with bad […]


Global sugar subsidies will only ever be eliminated reciprocally via trade agreements

By Rick Manning On July 29, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) introduced a bipartisan resolution that would have Congress consider eliminating U.S. sugar subsidies when “the President determines that all such subsidies by all such countries have been eliminated…” in a fair and reciprocal […]


India flooding global sugar markets with $2 billion of subsidies serve as a warning to U.S.

President Joe Biden and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative should pursue two-way trade talks to draw down global sugar subsidies—but only reciprocally. By Rick Manning Since 2017, India has flooded global sugar markets via price and export subsidies to the tune of almost $2 billion, […]



Nothing grieves me more than the self-immolation of federal law enforcement as they continue to prove themselves to be more political actors than law enforcers. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning How do you know corruption has reached the bottom of a corporation or government agency?  When that corruption becomes […]


Everyone loses under Biden’s inflation

Everyone loses under inflation, but those with the least disposable income and those on fixed incomes are hurt the worse.  By Rick Manning Consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in June, according to  data released Tuesday by the Labor Department , heating up from the previous month. The consumer price index (CPI), a closely watched […]


FBI Caught Lying About ‘Lego Man’ Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

The Lego lie just reinforces how out of control our nation’s FBI has become. By Rick Manning The Department of Justice now says a  DoJ court document  claiming to have  recovered a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from the home of a man charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol […]


We’re all in it together – Or were we?

The very people who were so earnestly leading the “we’re all in it together” chant, were not in it at all.  And quite frankly, were major beneficiaries of the economic shutdown. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning We’re all in it together! That was the shaming slogan shouted from every […]

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