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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
12.08.2022

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 […]

11.11.2022

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 […]

11.09.2022

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, […]

10.20.2022

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 […]

10.11.2022

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 […]

10.05.2022

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, […]

09.28.2022

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 […]

09.26.2022

Want a Real Red Wave?

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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 […]

09.22.2022

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 […]

09.21.2022

Martha’s Vineyard ‘sanctuary’ deports 50 illegal immigrants. So why can’t America?

By Rick Manning Martha’s Vineyard declared itself a “sanctuary destination” early in opposition to former President Donald Trump’s administration immigration policies, according to recent reporting by the Public Broadcast System , sanctimoniously expressing their opposition to deporting people who cross our borders illegally. To be clear about what this means, […]

09.16.2022

McCarthy and McConnell need to fight now or lose later

By Rick Manning Elections are less than two months away with a likelihood that either or both the Senate and the House of Representatives will switch partisan control. Republicans led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should do everything […]

09.15.2022

Labor Strike Threats Return: It is almost as if it is scripted

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By Rick Manning Shock. The Railroad strike has been settled at the last possible moment after heroic phone calls by President Joe Biden.  Who actually buys this garbage? The potential strike was the culmination of ten years of negotiations replete with numerous lawful federal government interventions to […]

09.14.2022

September’s government funding fight dictates GOP ability to lead in January should they win Congress

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By Rick Manning It is time for the Republicans in Congress to recognize that their colleagues across the aisle are trying to negate the 2022 election by extending their policy priorities through most of 2023 using the appropriations funding process. The power of the purse was presumed […]

09.13.2022

Pro-crime policies in New York City and state were urged by left-wing billionaire John Arnold  

By Rick Manning New York City has a problem.  After decades of being relatively crime free due to the policing policies instituted by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, far left funders along with the socialists who have become newly dominant in the Democratic Party demanded change in New York’s […]

09.08.2022

Biden DOJ Attacks First Amendment Right to Petition Government in Alabama

By Rick Manning The Biden Department of Justice just unleashed its political subpoena power in the state of Alabama, and no one should be surprised that a conservative group has come in their crosshairs – all because they had the temerity to urge the state legislature to pass […]

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