Washington — The death of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole at 98 brought condolences and tributes from elected officials across the political spectrum, who praised the late senator for a life committed to public service. Dole, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in February, died in his sleep early Sunday morning, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation said. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, though there will be ceremonies in Kansas and Washington, according to his website. President Joe Biden praised the former Senate majority leader as a "man to be admired by Americans" and said the late senator had "an unerring sense of integrity and honor." The president and first lady spoke with Elizabeth Dole, Dole's wife, earlier Sunday to express their condolences, the White House said. "Bob was an American statesman like few in our history. A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation," Mr. Biden said. "And to me, he was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance, or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves. I will miss my friend." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lauded Dole's service in the U.S. Army, followed by his nearly three decades in the Senate, which he said is "better off for Bob's stewardship." "Bob was a steady leader and a legislative master. He unlocked both conservative victories and big bipartisan achievements," McConnell said in a statement. "His Dust Bowl roots fueled a special commitment to vulnerable Americans, and sure enough, Bob's . . . read the full article here.