EXCLUSIVE: Halperin Reinstated at MSNBC

Will return to network this week

MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin will be returning to the network this week, according to an MSNBC spokesperson, saying it had been a one-month suspension.

Halperin was suspended after he called President Obama a "dick" on the Morning Joe program June 30. He thought the remark was being bleeped out when he made it.

Halperin made the comment in reference to Obama's demeanor in a news conference. Halperin apologized immediately, but was suspended indefinetly by the network, which turned out to be about a month. Halperin had called his suspension "totally appropriate."

Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME and before that was a 20-year vet at ABC news, serving as political director from 1997 to 2007.