Rosen, Bachmann on 'Meet the Press'

Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who made waves this week when she said Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, had "never worked a day in her life," will appear Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

Rosen will be paired as a guest with former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), according to host David Gregory.

That sets up what will likely be a lively rehashing of Rosen's comments, which have dominated the political narrative this week, and keep alive a story that the president's reelection team would love nothing more than to go away.

Rosen apologized for her comments Thursday after they were widely condemned by figures on both sides of the political aisle, including President Obama.

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"I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended," Rosen said in a statement. "Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.

"Let's put the faux 'war against stay-at-home moms' to rest once and for all. As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen," Rosen added.

But Rosen was more defiant in her television appearance on CNN earlier in the day, where she did not explicitly apologize and was more dismissive of the controversy.

"The Republicans slammed and came at this pretty quickly. People who know me know that I didn't intend that. But my words were not very good, you know, [and] if they want to play politics with it, that's fine," Rosen said.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will also be on the program.