My parents do at times, they used to before than now--Now they're just kind of disgusted with it all. They didn't even vote in 2008 because they found both candidates to be lacking. So yeah, though they talked about politics more often when I was a bit younger, they don't now.
What about you? Do you talk about politics around your kids, or even with them? What about the news--Same questions?
I think--and you can disagree--I think that parents SHOULD talk about their politics or their take on the news with their kids. First of all, it's just one more way for them to know you; Secondly, it might pique their interest in politics too and make them civics minded adults--And maybe, they'll become something or seek to change things.