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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 [email protected].

Articles by Alex Swoyer

President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump announces six new federal court picks

President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. Published January 16, 2019

Kegs are stacked at Atlas Brew Works on West Virginia Avenue, NE. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)  (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) ** FILE **

'No new beers': Government shutdown grounds craft brewers

A brewer in the District of Columbia says kegs of Precious One, its seasonal India pale ale, are unable to be distributed beyond the city because the federal agency in charge of approving labels is on furlough. Published January 15, 2019

In this Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa. The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump's appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead the Justice Department.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker's name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump's temporary pick is illegal. Published January 14, 2019

A sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington on Aug. 27, 2018. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging CFPB

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to continue operating by refusing to hear a challenge that had argued the agency set up after the 2008 financial collapse was unconstitutional. Published January 14, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says he is suspicious of the Treasury's breaks for three companies associated with a Russian oligarch. (Associated Press/File)

Senate Democrats to force Russia-meddling showdown with sanctions vote

Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to overturn the Treasury Department's move to relax sanctions on companies connected to a Russian oligarch, pushing the various tentacles of the 2016 Russia election meddling probe back to the forefront. Published January 13, 2019