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Alex Swoyer

Alex Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at

Articles by Alex Swoyer

Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner to testify before lawmakers next week

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will testify before lawmakers next week, increasing the speculation around President Trump's inner circle and allegations of collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. Published July 19, 2017

A privacy group is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach and President Trump's commission on election fraud after Mr. Kobach requested states turn over names and other public information on voters. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

DNC vows to combat Trump's election integrity commission

A new vision of the Democratic Party is to stress the need for increased voting opportunities and to combat voter suppression, the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) vice chairman said on Wednesday. Published July 19, 2017

U.S President Donald Trump reacts during a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Trump will be the parade's guest of honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. U.S. troops will open the parade Friday as is traditional for the guest of honor. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Trump makes fifth round of judicial nominations

President Trump announced 11 new federal district court nominations Thursday, moving to fill out more of the 100 vacancies he faced when he took office in January. Published July 13, 2017

Civil rights lawyer: Twitter, YouTube broke anti-terrorism laws

U.S. families of terrorism victims have opened up a new legal battle against social media companies, arguing the websites are breaking anti-terrorism laws by letting themselves be used by the Islamic State for recruitment and propaganda. Published July 11, 2017

Ann Cvetkovich, a professor, attends a Sept. 30, 2015, forum in Austin, Texas, about a new law that allows students with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms into class and other campus buildings. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Court rules professors can't challenge Texas campus carry law

Professors who claimed Texas's new campus concealed carry law would hurt their ability to teach had their lawsuit tossed from court this week, after a federal judge ruled they couldn't prove they were actually harmed. Published July 7, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., writes "Mean-er" on a reported quote by President Donald Trump as Schumer responds to the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate Democrats embrace extreme vetting of Trump's court picks

Senate Democrats are turning to procedural tactics to delay confirmation of President Trump's appeals court picks, and conservative groups are firing back with a new ad in Michigan trying to force two Democrats to clear a path for one embattled nominee. Published July 4, 2017