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Of all of the cast members on “Seinfeld,” it’s not a stretch to say Julia Louis-Dreyfus has enjoyed the most successful TV career after the sitcom’s historic run on NBC. Her current role is U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO’s “Veep.” The comedy follows Meyer through her challenges as vice president. One can only envision Joe Biden’s office functioning as Meyer’s. The show surely stretches the truth, but its portrayal of how Washington, D.C., operates is likely not far off. “Veep” is in the middle of its second season, and a third season already has been ordered by HBO. The show is one of many in a strong HBO stable. If you’re looking for a new comedy and enjoy politics, give “Veep” a try. “Veep” airs 9 p.m. Sundays on HBO. – Jason Schaumburg