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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

Articles by Alex Swoyer

This Nov. 4, 2020, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court to hear case over federal funding for abortion

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear legal challenges over federal funding for abortions. Without comment, the high court agreed to hear a group of cases concerning the Department of Health and Human Services' rule that bans federal funding from going toward abortions through the family planning Title X program. Published February 22, 2021

In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) **FILE**

Palin eyed as Murkowski primary challenger after impeachment vote

Alaska Republican Party officials are looking to former governor and tea party favorite Sarah Palin as a potential primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has drawn their ire for her vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Published February 19, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks on Capitol Hill after the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)  **FILE**

Ted Cruz returns to freezing Texas from Cancun after outcry

Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he's returning to Texas from Mexico following a public outcry over his trip to the resort playground of Cancun, while millions of Texans were suffering in a winter storm without heat or drinkable water. Published February 18, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMcConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

Republicans buck Trump's bid to topple 'indispensable' McConnell

Republican officials and operatives on Wednesday reminded the Trump wing of the GOP that the former president owes much of his legacy to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, insisting that the veteran Washington powerbroker shouldn't be summarily discarded for disloyalty to former President Donald Trump. Published February 17, 2021

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., walks on Capitol Hill after the Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Trump was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the acquittal gives him a historic second victory in the court of impeachment. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump explain their decision

The seven Republican senators who broke with their party and voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting a riot said Saturday they felt it was the right thing to do. "Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person," said Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. "I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty." Published February 13, 2021

In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks before the Senate voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to U.S. Capitol Police offer Eugene Goodman for his actions during the Jan. 6 riot, as the Senate took a break from the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Mitch McConnell to vote to acquit Trump

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will vote to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the riot on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, saying his decision is "a close call." Published February 13, 2021