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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

In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The Senate will vote on the Articles of Impeachment on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5. (Senate Television via AP)

Republicans block Democrats' election security legislation

Senate Democrats took to the chamber floor Tuesday with legislation to keep campaigns from obtaining help from foreign governments, but the Republican majority halted the efforts, suggesting it was a fundraising stunt. Published February 11, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Michael R. Bloomberg proposed a series of tax increases for those making over $5 million per year. (Associated Press)

Bloomberg surges in latest Democratic primary poll, Sanders holds top slot

Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernard Sanders pushed out former Vice President Joseph R. Biden for national front-runner status in the latest Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, revealing the former front-runner losing support after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. Published February 10, 2020

Nacogdoches County Elections Commission worker Peggy Avant doles out pens among voter booths set up at the county courthouse annex ahead of early voting opening on Monday, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 in Nacogdoches, Texas. (Tim Monzingo/The Daily Sentinel via AP)  **FILE**

Hispanic group challenges winner-take-all electoral vote formats in court

The League of United Latin American Citizens says states treating elections as winner-take-all is an affront to the concept of one person, one vote. The group has filed lawsuits across the country seeking to force changes, with its challenge to Texas, the second biggest prize on the electoral map, going before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. Published February 9, 2020

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as Vice President Mike Pence applauds. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Senate acquits President Trump of both impeachment charges

The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday ruled President Trump not guilty of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, rejecting Democrats' five-month impeachment crusade as weak and saying the president's fate is better decided at the ballot box. Published February 5, 2020

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., talks to reporters as he walks to attend the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones to vote to convict Trump

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat in a deep-red state up for reelection, announced Wednesday he will vote to convict President Trump on both articles of impeachment. Published February 5, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Vice President Mike Pence is at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pelosi rips up Trump's State of the Union address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up immediately following President Trump's State of the Union address and ripped up the pages of his speech on camera as the president began to exit the podium. Published February 4, 2020

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, departs as Republican senators leave a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. They are expected to acquit President Donald Trump tomorrow on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP Sen. Susan Collins to acquit Trump in impeachment trial

Sen. Susan M. Collins said Tuesday she will vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, putting pressure on Sen. Mitt Romney as Republicans look to cement a major statement of unity in Wednesday's vote. Published February 4, 2020