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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 Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, leans in to speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) **FILE**

Senate confirms two Obama-nominated judges

Nasty fights over judicial appointments dominated the news this week -- but beneath the radar the Senate found some striking unanimity, including approving two federal district judges originally nominated by President Obama. Published September 6, 2018

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., left, questions President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in the evening of the second day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kavanaugh denies 'inappropriate' conversations about Mueller probe

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said Thursday that he hasn't had any inappropriate conversations with anyone concerning special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's activities in the 2016 presidential election. Published September 6, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Brett Kavanaugh refuses to recuse himself from Trump cases

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said Wednesday that he respected Supreme Court precedents on abortion and insisted he has an open mind on whether a sitting president can be indicted. But he refused to recuse himself from any cases involving President Trump. Published September 5, 2018

In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court meets with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Garland will submit a questionnaire detailing his credentials and experience to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, May 10, taking another step in the White House’s push to break the Senate blockade on his nomination. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Kavanaugh, Garland voted together 93 percent of the time

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh voted 93 percent of the time with his colleague Judge Merrick Garland, who President Obama unsuccessfully nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016, when they both heard cases together on a federal appeals court in D.C. Published September 5, 2018