The Situation Room, also known as the woodshed, is a meeting place in the West Wing of the White House.It's famously used to brief the president on current events and sensitive information, and was established by President John F. Kennedy.Grande has several dogs, but Toulouse is her most famous. He's heavily featured on her Instagram and travels everywhere with Grande, including on tour.Toulouse was even featured on the cover of Vogue with Grande in 2019.Taya Shawki previously appeared in the 7 Rings music video and Grande's performance of God Is a Woman at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.Victoria Monét has worked with Grande on every single album she's ever released. Monét has cowritten and contributed backing vocals to some of Grande's best songs, including Only 1, Be Alright, Into You, Needy, and Thank U, Next.In 2019, Monét and Grande released a song together, Monopoly, as an ode to their success and friendship (I'm so thankful working with my best friend / She the cheat code, they sing).Tayla Parx originally met Grande when they were both teenage actors on Nickelodeon.She cowrote six out of 12 songs on Grande's most recent album, Thank U, Next, and returned to work with Grande on her upcoming album, Positions.On Grande's birthday this year, Misha Lambert gushed about their friendship on Instagram.This birthday girl was sent to me 17 years ago and I marvel at the whole thing, Lambert wrote. No matter how crazy and singular and different and similar our worlds are, to love and be loved by you, Dish, is damn sacred and it sustains me. I cherish you, I love you. Thanks for being here with me.When Positions was released, Lambert described the video as really meaningful on her Instagram story.She added: Hope you watch and share it with at least one republican. Grande is very close with her mother, and previously brought her onstage during her performance of God Is a Woman at the 2018 VMAs.Josh Liu has worked with Grande for many years and styled the singer's hair for the Positions video.He described the video as iconic on Instagram and thanked Grande for including him.you are a light of hope in the darkest of times — giving the world a glimpse at what an alternate universe of representation we would love to see in the white house in the near future, Liu wrote. thank u for letting me be part of this project and sit at the table with u —as vice president none the less.Nija previously cowrote Grande's collaboration with Lady Gaga, Rain On Me.She is one of eight songwriters credited on Positions, alongside Grande and the song's two producers, Thomas Brown (aka TBHits) and London Tyler Holmes (aka London on da Track).Darrion Gallegos is a prominent member of Grande's touring crew. He previously appeared in her Thank U, Next video and danced during her medley performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. This subtle detail could be a jab at the current president, who frequently refuses to wear a mask and has declined to require mask-wearing in the White House, despite testing positive for COVID-19.This feels like a gentle tribute to Grande's own Thank U, Next era and the album's biggest hit, 7 Rings, which remains her most commercially successful song to date.Grande previously described the song as a flex and a friendship anthem.Grande, whose full name is Ariana Grande Butera, has often said she's proud of her part-Abruzzo and part-Sicilian heritage.i'm the proudest most outspoken italian american human being you'll find, she tweeted in 2019.It's clearly intentional that hardly any men appear throughout the video.Grande's imaginary cabinet is full of women — drawing a stark contrast to the very male Trump administration, as described by The Atlantic in 2018.When Grande performed Thinking Bout You during her 2017 Dangerous Woman tour, she was backed by sparkling images of people embracing, including same-sex couples.The rainbow-hued visual served as a moment of solidarity with the LGBTQ community. The colorful fireworks in Positions are probably meant to serve the same purpose.Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is arguably the most fashionable former first lady. She is known for popularizing some of the most recognizable trends of the '60s and '70s, including pillbox hats, tailored coats, and strapless gowns.Grande was styled by Mimi Cuttrell for the video, who seemed to draw heavily from these retro-chic styles.Elizabeth Taylor, another of history's most famous fashion icons, was known for her love of extravagant jewelry.Indeed, her most famous piece was arguably a Bulgari necklace that Richard Burton gave her for their 1964 wedding, with 16 octagonal emeralds and a 23-carat emerald pendant in the center.Grande's necklace could also have a more symbolic resonance.As Refinery29 noted in 2018 — when several actors wore green gemstones to the Golden Globes, in the thick of the #MeToo movement — emeralds have long symbolized mercy, compassion, and universal love.Aristotle, for example, thought the gemstone would help find success during litigations, or find support for a new venture, Refinery29's Laia Garcia wrote. The ancient Egyptians believed that emeralds stood for fertility and rebirth. It is also thought to encourage growth, reflection, peace, and balance.The Medal of Freedom is awarded to someone who has made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors, according to the White House website. By bestowing that honor upon US Postal Service employees, Grande takes clear aim at President Trump, who previously refused to adequately fund the USPS in order to sabotage mail-in voting.Grande, on the other hand, has repeatedly and passionately encouraged her fans to vote. During her 2019 Sweetener tour, she partnered with HeadCount and helped register over 33,000 new voters, setting a new record for the organization.