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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

In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) ** FILE **

Dems taking big risk with Trump impeachment trial, pundits warn

Democrats are gambling that keeping the focus on the Capitol Hill riot with their impeachment trial will crush former President Donald Trump and divide the Republican base rather than cast Democrats as the drivers of partisan vitriol and division. Published January 27, 2021

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to board Air Force One, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is en route to Iowa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Senate Republicans signal acquittal looming for Trump

Senators voted Tuesday to proceed with an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump -- though more than a third of them dissented, in a vote that Republicans said shows Mr. Trump will ultimately be acquitted. Published January 26, 2021

Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson along with acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Blodgett, lead the Democratic House impeachment managers as they walk through Statuary Hall in the Capitol, to deliver to the Senate the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House sends article of impeachment against Trump to Senate

House Democrats marched the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump over to the Senate Monday night, officially igniting a new trial that all sides are still struggling to figure out how to conduct. Published January 25, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to speak on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

McConnell on Biden's COVID-19 plan: 'So much for science without politics'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday President Biden's goal of 100 million COVID-19 shots in the first 100 days of the new administration only comes after the prior administration's successful Operation Warp Speed and is continuing its projections. Published January 25, 2021

GOP senators urge Democrats to honor filibuster pledge

Republican senators on Wednesday reminded Democrats about a bipartisan pledge that Vice President Kamala Harris signed when she was a sitting senator vowing not to blow up the chamber's filibuster rule. Published January 20, 2021

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton touts unity, takes swipe at Trump

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday it mattered a "great deal" that President Biden was sworn in on the same platform where a pro-Trump mob tried to undermine democracy two weeks ago. Published January 20, 2021

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

Mitt Romney: President Biden 'can bring a brighter day'

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, a staunch critic of former President Trump, said Wednesday that he hopes President Biden "can bring a brighter day" during a time of mourning in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn in the economy. Published January 20, 2021

In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks as the Senate reconvenes after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

McConnell: Trump 'fed lies' to violent mob attacking U.S. Capitol

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said President Trump "fed lies" to the mob that stormed Congress, blaming Mr. Trump for the riot in the starkest terms yet as the Senate prepares for an impeachment trial. Published January 19, 2021