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August 02, 2011 at 06:02 PM EDT

Senior political analyst Mark Halperin will return to MSNBC this week, EW confirmed,after using a vulgarity to describe President Obama on Morning Joe.

Halperin was addressing Obama’s press briefing with host Joe Scarborough on June 30 when he asked, “Are we on the seven-second delay?” Assuming that he could speak freely, he then said, “I thought he was a d–k.” He immediately released an apology, though MSNBC still suspended him indefinitely.

Halperin is an editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time.

In other announcements from the news cabler, Rachel Maddow signed a new multi-year deal. “She’s going to be around here at MSNBC for a long time and help us continue our trajectory,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin told reporters on Tuesday.

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