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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

Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Protesters tarnish Kavanaugh vote

Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol steps Saturday afternoon, and more than a dozen made it into the Senate chamber where they shouted at senators voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Published October 6, 2018

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., heads to his office, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Manchin undecided as Kavanaugh filibuster vote looms

Sen. Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat who remains undecided on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, went back to read the FBI background reports again Friday morning and told reporters he still hasn't made up his mind. Published October 5, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

GOP optimistic as Kavanaugh op-ed caps chaotic confirmation

Brett M. Kavanaugh made a last-minute appeal to senators Thursday to elevate him to the Supreme Court, and Republicans were increasingly hopeful of corralling the votes this weekend to do just that, after an FBI investigation failed to back up several women's claims of sexual misconduct during his high school and college years. Published October 4, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,  a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to reporters outside a secure underground room in the Capitol where senators are being briefed on a new FBI background file on sexual allegations that have been made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

FBI report fails to calm Kavanaugh chaos

The FBI's updated background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh reached out to 11 people, compiled 46 new pages of notes from its interviews -- and appears to have made little headway in settling what really happened at high school and college parties more than 30 years ago. Published October 4, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks about the FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Grassley feels 'very good' about Kavanaugh nomination

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday he feels "very good" about Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court following the completion of the FBI probe into the sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee. Published October 4, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. participates in an interview at the The Atlantic's 'The Constitution in Crisis' forum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

Key Republicans sound positive notes after Kavanaugh report

They didn't announce how they'd vote, but two of the three Republicans seen as key to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation praised the FBI's latest background check and said they didn't immediately seen any new information to back up claims of sexual misconduct. Published October 4, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Grassley: 'No hint of misconduct' in FBI's new Kavanaugh report

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Thursday the FBI's updated background report doesn't provide any new evidence to corroborate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Published October 4, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) ** FILE **

Two ethics complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh

A Democratic activist has filed ethics complaints against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh at the federal circuit court where he currently sits, accusing him of perjury and engaging in conduct unbecoming of a judge during his Supreme Court confirmation battle. Published October 2, 2018

In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, photo, Rachel Mitchell, a prosecutor from Arizona, waits for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Rachel Mitchell memo boosts Republicans in Kavanaugh battle

Bolstered by a new memo questioning the reliability of Brett M. Kavanaugh's chief accuser, Republican leaders on Monday set a firm deadline for the FBI to finish its investigation and for the Senate to vote this week on elevating Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Published October 1, 2018