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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

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Reaction splits along party lines

Reaction to President Trump's State of the Union address broke along progressive-conservative lines Tuesday night, with praise from business leaders and criticism from human-rights groups. Published January 30, 2018

Israeli security deploys at an entrance to Har Adar settlement near Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Israeli police said that a Palestinian attacker opened fire at the entrance to the settlement killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) ** FILE **

Judge blocks Kansas law banning Israeli boycotts

A federal judge halted a Kansas law that requires any person who contracts with the state to certify they aren't boycotting Israel, ruling Tuesday that the law could violate the First Amendment. Published January 30, 2018

Judge orders University of Iowa to reinstate Christian group

A federal judge said Tuesday the University of Iowa must reinstate a Christian student group the school had kicked off campus last year after it refused to let a gay man who disagreed with the group's positions hold a leadership position. Published January 23, 2018

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., listens at left as follow committee member Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., questions witnesses on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, during the committee's hearing on Russian intervention in European elections in light of revelations by American intelligence agencies that blame Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Centrist senators form Common Sense Caucus

Centrist senators, emboldened by this week's success in brokering a deal to end Democrats' shutdown filibuster, are now eyeing even bigger goals, such as limiting the damage filibusters can do to the Senate schedule, and finding ways to force the annual spending bills to get votes on the floor. Published January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks to media as he signs Section 201 actions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump releases 10th round of judicial nominees

President Trump announced Tuesday his intent to nominate 12 federal judges, his 10th round of judicial nominations since he took office one year ago and faced an unprecedented amount of vacancies on the federal bench. Published January 23, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., followed by Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., walks to the Senate at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Sen. Dick Durbin says debate over Dreamers is a 'civil rights issue'

The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate said Monday that casting a vote to shut down the government over the weekend was a very difficult decision for his colleagues, but the concern over whether to legalize millions of illegal immigrants amounted to a "civil rights" issue. Published January 22, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Friday, May 5, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Supreme Court upholds 'Peaches' party bust

The Supreme Court ruled Monday police officers had the right to arrest more than a dozen people for partying in a vacant home in Washington, D.C., despite the party guests not knowing the house was unoccupied. Published January 22, 2018