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Will Jimmy Carter try to steal the Republicans' thunder next week? GOP conventiongoers in Detroit will be keeping an elephant's eye on the White House just in case the President tries to grab the headlines.

One Republican suspicion: Carter might ballyhoo a federal tax cut next week -- just as the GOP is beginning to celebrate Ronald Reagan's nomination.

A tax-cut balloon would also distract everyone from sour US economic figures to be released about that time.

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