What ‘Veep’ gets right about politics. And what it gets wrong.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this video inaccurately stated the vice president's West Wing office is mostly used for formal events and interviews. The third season of HBO's White House comedy, "VEEP," premieres Sunday, complete with all the laughs and gaffes expected of Vice President Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. How closely does the show mirror real life in the West Wing? (Julie Percha/The Washington Post)

Move over, Joe Biden: Vice President Selina Meyer is back at the big(ish) desk.

HBO's White House comedy "Veep" kicks off its third season Sunday, complete with all the laughs and gaffes expected from Meyer, a fictional Maryland Senator-turned-disillusioned-VP, played by Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

But how does life in Selina Meyer's Washington compare to reality in the West Wing? Our Truth Teller team took a look.

Julie Percha is a video producer/editor on the PostTV politics team

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