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And Democrats gleefully pounced when Republican House Speaker John Boehner, asked in an interview with NBC television to name an unnecessary government program, replied: "I don't think I have one off the top of my head to raise the US debt limit, publicly saying doing so required making deep spending cuts as aides privately ruled out steps that could lead to a catastrophic US default.
“And I've got to be careful, as president of the United States, to make sure that when I'm making pronouncements about laws that Congress passed I don't do so just off the top of my head.
Saunders added: "I've counted nine chances that we had off the top of my head.
Just off the top of my head I can think of Knight/Laursen, Bouma/Young, Mellberg/Gabby, Reo-Coker/Barry, Carew/Young.
Off the top of my head, I wrote down a dozen characteristics that can define a thoroughbred's career.
Off the top of my head, I can think of at least two presidential campaigns that officially began and ended in the year before the election -- Gary Hart in 1987 (although he futilely attempted to restart his campaign later that year) and Dan Quayle in 1999.
Over the past few years, just off the top of my head, I can think of Anna-Marie Holmes from Boston Ballet, Ben Stevenson from Houston Ballet, Martin Fredmann from Colorado Ballet, Alison Chase from Pilobolus, all of whom have, euphemistically, been "let go.
Just off the top of my head, I wish they would make a sincere commitment to reducing poverty.