Democrats haunted by corporate ties. Jonathan Allen and Eamon Javers, Politico. "The Democratic Party is closer to corporate America -- and to Wall Street in particular -- than many Democrats would care to admit."

Is the SEC more at fault than Goldman? Sebastian Mallaby, Washington Post. Don't blame Goldman, blame ACA for being so dumb.

Cleggmania. Philip Stephens, FT. The UK election: more change than anyone expected.

Chaplinmania. Soutik Biswas, BBC. India's Charlie Chaplin impersonators.