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Angelina Jolie doesn't rule out move into politics

Key Points
  • Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it.
  • When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, "I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change."
Angelina Jolie seen leaving BFI IMAX on November 23, 2018 in Waterloo, London.
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Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it.

The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she "can take a lot on the chin" — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt.

When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, "I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change."

Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency. She used her slot as a "guest editor" on the BBC to highlight refugee issues in the Middle East.

She also included Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege on the show.

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Key Points
  • Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is preparing to spend more than his $100 million mayoral campaign budget if he chooses to run for president in 2020.
  • "Mike spent more than $100 million in his last mayor's race. Last time I looked NYC is a fraction of the size of the country as a whole," his senior political strategist Howard Wolfson told CNBC in an email.
  • If Bloomberg contributes that much to his own campaign, he will have one of the largest 2020 war chests and a stark advantage over the other Democratic presidential candidates.