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Mike Pence. Photo: Win McNamee/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence will join the Young America's Foundation as the group's Ronald Reagan presidential scholar, the conservative youth organization announced Friday.

Driving the news: In the position, Pence will spread a "pro-freedom message" as a featured campus lecturer, publish a monthly op-ed and launch a video podcast focused on conservatism, per the foundation.

What he's saying: "Now more than ever, we need to take the case for freedom, free markets, and traditional values to the rising generation and I look forward to working with the great YAF team to ensure the torch of freedom shines bright for generations to come," Pence said in a statement.

Of note: The former VP is also joining the conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation as a fellow.

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Mike Pence joins the Heritage Foundation

Former Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, after President Biden's inauguration. Photo: Melina Mara via Pool/Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence will join the Heritage Foundation as a fellow, the conservative think tank announced on Thursday.

The big picture: Pence follows three of former President Trump's top immigration policy defenders to the conservative think tank. Pence will deliver speeches and write a monthly column for the foundation.

What he's saying: “The Heritage Foundation helped shape my conservative philosophy for decades and played a pivotal role advancing conservative policies throughout the Trump Administration," Pence said in a statement.

Ina Fried, author of Login
23 mins ago - Technology

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Microsoft announced Tuesday it plans to acquire video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash.

Why it matters: The move comes as Activision Blizzard has faced a wave of accusations of workplace harassment.

More details to come.

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Blinken to visit Ukraine as Russia invasion threat looms

Blinken (R) with President Zelensky. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/Pool via Getty

Secretary of State Antony Tony Blinken will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday as the country faces an ongoing threat of Russian invasion.

Driving the news: Blinken will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, as well as officials at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv to discuss contingency planning. He'll then travel to Berlin to meet German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and attend a meeting of the "Transatlantic Quad" — France, Germany, the U.K. and U.S.