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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

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

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks to reporters just outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Senate confirms Trump's 16th circuit court judge

The Senate confirmed Kurt Engelhardt for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, the first of six federal appeals court judges expected to be cleared this week. Published May 9, 2018

Planned Parenthood sues Trump administration over federal funding

Three Planned Parenthood affiliates sued Wednesday to demand taxpayer money keep flowing to the country's largest abortion network, saying a new Trump administration policy appears designed to cut them out of family planning money. Published May 2, 2018