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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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

AOC calls for a commission to 'rein in our media'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to her Instagram account earlier this week in an hour-long video to reflect on the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, where she said lawmakers are discussing forming a commission to rein in the media. Published January 14, 2021

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gavels in the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Proxy voting opens potential legal loophole for Trump

With President Trump's fate at stake, dozens of House members on Wednesday cast their votes by proxy, under special coronavirus rules allowing them to offer their input through the use of a designated voter. And in doing so, they may have given Mr. Trump a legal angle to challenge the move. Published January 13, 2021

Depicted is a Donald Trump portrait painted by artist Julian Raven that has inverted with a messaged calling for the president's resignation. Mr. Raven, an artist who once strongly supported President Trump, says the 45th President of the United States should resign from his office in light of the Jan. 6, 2021 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Image courtesy Julian Raven)

Pro-Trump artist flips on president, turns portrait upside down

One of President Trump's most faithful fans has withdrawn support for Mr. Trump -- and is calling for him to resign -- in a painting that he had once sued to have displayed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Published January 13, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Senate Republican candidates, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., at Valdosta Regional Airport, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Big Tech faces backlash as stocks tumble after Trump bans

Big Tech's censorship of President Trump and other conservatives since last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol provoked backlash Monday, with their stocks falling and rebukes from political figures around the world. Published January 11, 2021

Screen capture from The Twitter-alternative microblogging service, while aiming to be a freewheeling center for discussion, has strict rules forbidding pornography, threats of violence, and scatological imagery. ( ** FILE **

Parler knocked offline, warring with Big Tech

The social media platform Parler, which has become the refuge for Trump supporters exiled from Twitter, is offline for a second day Monday after a crackdown by Big Tech. Published January 11, 2021

Attorney Sidney Powell speaks during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Dominion sues pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation

Dominion Voting Systems announced Friday it sued pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, claiming she damaged the company's reputation in her election lawsuits where she claimed votes in several swing-states were manipulated in favor of President-elect Joseph R. Biden. Published January 8, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democrats push for Trump to be impeached even after leaving office

Liberals are arguing President Trump could be subject to an impeachment trial even after President-elect Joseph R. Biden is sworn into office, urging lawmakers to move forward with a second impeachment of the sitting president just days before the incoming administration takes control. Published January 8, 2021

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger, right, escorts Vice President Mike Pence to the House chamber for the the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, disrupting the Electoral College process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Sergeant at Arms resigns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday the Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger resigned at his request. Published January 7, 2021