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Bob Dole In Hospital, Rebounding From Pneumonia

Former Sen. Bob Dole gave retired Gen. Eric Shinseki a thumbs-up as the former Senate majority leader arrived for Shinseki's January 2009 confirmation hearing to be Veterans Affairs Secretary. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Sen. Bob Dole gave retired Gen. Eric Shinseki a thumbs-up as the former Senate majority leader arrived for Shinseki's January 2009 confirmation hearing to be Veterans Affairs Secretary.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole is recovering from pneumonia and knee surgery, according to reports.

From Politico.com's report, it sounds like the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and one-time Senate majority leader, is truly improving. They even have him working from his hospital room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

A Politico.com snippet:

Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, has gotten past his struggle with pneumonia and, according to a source, is back to working and making calls from the hospital on behalf of his clients at the law firm Alston & Bird.

"Thanks to the great doctors and nurses at Walter Reed, I am making great strides, working between sessions and hope to be fully recovered and back at the office in a few weeks," Dole said in a statement to POLITICO.

Dole, 86, was hospitalized at Walter Reed for more than a week last summer after experiencing an elevated heart rate. He was also treated for sores on his left leg.