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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 smiles during a ceremony to award the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Slabinski oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop and carried a "seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face" while leading "an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump judicial nominees critcized for Brown v. Board stance

The Senate Judiciary Committee continues churning out President Trump's judicial picks, with another three approved Thursday, over the vehement objections of liberal activists who said the nominees fail basic tests of constitutional fairness. Published May 24, 2018

The Supreme Court in Washington is seen here on April 23, 2018. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Surrogate seeks parental rights to triplets she birthed

A woman who gave birth to triplets as a surrogate mother now wants the Supreme Court to step in and give her some parental rights over the children she carried to term, saying she doesn't think the biological father can properly care for them. Published May 16, 2018

Amid President Donald Trump's repeated criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, works on a bipartisan bill to protect the special counsel should Trump try to fire him, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act passed 14-7 but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has insisted he will not hold a full Senate vote on the legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fast rate of judicial nominations sparks more Senate divides

The Senate confirmed another of President Trump's appeals court nominees Thursday and advanced a slate of judicial picks through committee, even as the White House announced a list of still more appointees it wants to see sped on the federal courts. Published May 10, 2018