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Where is he now? Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, has already signed on with a top speaker’s bureau following his recent … uh … retirement from the Army. He’ll work with Leading Authorities, a D.C.-based lecture and events company

“I’m looking forward to speaking about no-nonsense, practical leadership that combines the ability to leverage the reality and opportunity of constant change with a willingness to build relationships and trust that inspires people,” Gen. McChrystal says.

JUST SO YOU KNOW

Pollster John Zogby reports that 56 percent of Americans say the federal government has been “untruthful” about the BP oil spill, while 67 percent say the oil company itself has not been truthful. Oh, and 55 percent still approve of off-shore drilling. The survey of 2,500 adults was conducted August 8 to 11.

POLL DU JOUR

- 67 percent of Americans say religion in “losing influence on American life.”

- 82 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Democrats agree.

- 62 percent of Americans overall say religion is “losing influence on government leaders.”

- 72 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats agree.

- 61 percent overall say it is “important” for members of Congress to have strong religious beliefs.

- 77 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center survey of 3,003 adults conducted July 21 to Aug. 5.

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