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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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators dismiss Trump's judicial nominee for 9th Circuit

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew one of President Trump's judicial nominees for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday after failing to get the majority of the Senate to back the president's pick ahead of his confirmation vote. Published July 19, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats label Brett Kavanaugh 'the next Scott Pruitt'

Senate Democrats labeled President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the "next Scott Pruitt" on Tuesday, arguing he will damage America's air and water if he's confirmed to the high court. Published July 17, 2018

Trump releases 16th wave of judicial nominations

The president nominated five federal district court judges and one circuit judge on Friday, continuing to fulfill his campaign promise to place conservative jurists on the federal bench. Published July 13, 2018

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dianne Feinstein suggests funny business behind Kavanaugh nomination

The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee suggested Thursday there was something funny about how quickly President Trump named his Supreme Court nominee, seemingly lending her voice to conspiracy theories that there was a deal in place with retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Published July 12, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Dems push to postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until Mueller probe ends

Conservative Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh embarked on a round of courtesy calls Tuesday with key Republican senators who control his Supreme Court nomination, while frustrated Democrats argued for a postponement of the confirmation hearing until special counsel Robert Mueller completes the Russia investigation that they hope could damage President Trump. Published July 10, 2018